Hurts has his doubters on whether he's the franchise quarterback, yet he continues to improve his play each week -- and the Eagles' offense is improving as a result. Philadelphia is averaging 208.7 rushing yards on the ground the last three games, limiting the pass attempts of Hurts -- who has become a more efficient passer in the process.
Franchise quarterback? The stats -- and Hurts' play -- dictate that.
"Watch the last three games and that's the biggest one right there, right," Sirianni said Monday. "He's still in his rookie season and – essentially, if you count the amount of games started. And so, all I see is improvement every day from him because, again, it starts with the type of person that Jalen [Hurts] is and how much he loves this sport and how much he loves his teammates and how tough he is. And he doesn't make the same mistake twice.
"I just see his arrow completely pointed up. I think we've all seen the way he's played. The way he played yesterday, again, when we got into the second half, we kind of took the air out of it a little bit and we played a little bit different the way our defense was playing and the lead that we had."
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Hurts has completed 66.7% of his passes for 443 yards with three touchdowns to one interception (102.6 rating) over his last three starts, while also rushing 31 times for 186 yards. In his first eight games, Hurts has completed 61.3% of his passes with an 89.3 passer rating, averaging 7.1 yards per attempt. The last two games? Hurts has completed 67.5% of his passes with a 108.3 rating, averaging 8.5 yards per attempt.
Hurts has even eliminated the bad throws from his rookie season. The on-target throws (would have hit intended receiver) from Hurts improved from 60.7% to 70.1% while the bad throws (poor throws per attempt) dropped from 26.7% to 13.3%.
The improvements from Hurts are noticeable.
"I just see him making strides over and over and over again. I just see him making strides in all aspects of his game," Sirianni said. "My job here and Jalen's job is to not focus on franchise quarterback moving forward ... I think that's Jalen's mindset, that's my mindset, is how we're going to keep getting better each week and the rest will take care of itself."