It's been a big year for Jalen Hurts.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback earned a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma on Friday, months after leading his team to the Super Bowl and signing a massive contract extension.
Education has always been important to Hearst. Both his parents are teachers, and Hurts April told “essence” that he was inspired by his mother during his freshman year at Alabama, when she saw him go back to school to get another degree.
“She went back to school, and got her master's education to become a counselor,” he said. “It's a living testimony to me.”
Hurts later earned a bachelor's degree in communications and information science after only three years at Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma in 2019.
Now, with two degrees and a Super Bowl appearance under his belt, Hurts goes into his fourth NFL season with higher expectations. Eagles Have Second Best Odds To Win Super Bowl (+700) betmgm — just behind the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs (+650). Philadelphia had one of the best draft classes this year after general manager Howie Rosman bolstered the defensive line with Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith.
Although everything begins and ends with Hearts. He's the franchise quarterback with the big contract, and the Eagles will look to move into 2023 just as much as he does.