Super Bowl XLV champ James Jones questions Jalen Hurts’ form despite Eagles’ undefeated record

Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles have already gone 2-0 by clinching victory over the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. However, the performance of the Philly squad has not been as remarkable on the offensive side of the ball.

The whole team was not seemingly in sync, and especially, Hurts somehow failed to display his charm on the field. As a consequence, he once again been subject to the harsh criticism of former NFL star James Jones ahead of their next match in the regular season.

James Jones boldly claims Jalen Hurts’ form doesn’t match last year’s

While co-hosting FS1’s program “Speak”, James Jones slammed QB Jalen Hurts saying he doesn’t look like the Eagles signal-caller of last year.

The veteran pointed out that the Philly star recorded two turnovers in the first five quarters while he took seven games to reach two turnovers last season. Besides that, the 25-year-old dual-threat has a 71.4 completion percentage over their first two games, albeit he managed to average 181.5 passing yards per game.

Jalen Hurts

Meanwhile, this is not the first time James took a dig at the signal-caller as he has recently drummed up the Justin Fields vs. Hurts debate in the same show.

“It’s disrespectful to Justin Fields to compare him to Jalen Hurts. Fields’ arm talent is better. He’s faster, more explosive, his run talent is better than Hurts.. And he doesn’t have AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, that O-Line, etc.. Hurts is winning with the team. Justin Fields at the QB position is more of a talent than Hurts, I don’t care what y’all talking about.”

The veteran boldly declared the Chicago Bears QB a better passer than the Philly QB. He also lauded all the players on Philadelphia’s roster to claim that the team was the reason for Hurts’ success.

Packers’ James Jones shines in Super Bowl victory over Steelers

James Jones had been one of the main protagonists in the Green Bay Packers’ fourth Super Bowl title and 13th world championship back in 2011. He along with the former Packers legend Aaron Rodgers ensured the Lombardi trophy by securing a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

James Jones

The third-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft was the first San Jose State University footballer to be a Super Bowl champion since Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. The former wide receiver also had a major contribution to Green Bay’s 2011 passing offense that smashed the franchise record for single-season yardage at 5,161.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound veteran announced retirement after spending nine years in the league after totaling 433 catches, 5,861 receiving yards along with 51 touchdowns. He would then start a career in sports broadcasting and currently co-hosts FS1’s ‘Speak’.

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