Super Bowl 2023: What is Jalen Hurts’ net worth?
Super Bowl LVII pits a legacy-seeking team in Kansas City against a Philadelphia team trying to get back on track, but all eyes are on the QBs
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Football is a team sport. If you don’t believe it, just try running that off-tackle play without a tackle. You might as well just line those ambulances up to cart all of your running backs to the hospital.
But as much as we know that it is about all 22 players on the field, we still focus on the top spot. The quarterback is the on-field general of the offense and as such is firmly in the spotlight.
In Super Bowl LVII, all eyes will be on the two quarterbacks, both of whom rose from backup spots to spearhead an incredible offense. But when you are talking about salaries, the two are leagues apart.
The Chiefs will be in the hands of sixth-year phenom Patrick Mahomes, who came out of college as the number ten pick, with great hopes on his shoulders. His immediate impact on the NFL was shocking.
Over in Philadelphia, the Eagles have ridden Jalen Hurts all season and have seen their 2020 choice to backup Carson Wentz turn into one of the most eye-opening quarterbacks in the league.
And while the Chiefs are paying Mahomes $450 million, the highest-value contract in the league, for the privilege of his services, the Eagles are getting an absolute steal.
What is Jalen Hurts contract value?
A lot of the chasm between what Hurts is paid and what Mahomes is paid is down to longevity and experience. Mahomes has won the Super Bowl and this is now his third trip there in only five years as a starter. In short, he has proven his value.
Poised to become a superstar in his own right, Jalen Hurts has lit up the Eagles offense, at times accounting for their entire attacking capacity. However, this is only his third year in the league and, most importantly, his first as a starter.
Back in 2020, Philadelphia was all-in on Carson Wentz when they chose Hurts in the second round of the draft as a potential backup. They had only recently dumped Nick Foles for Wentz, offered him a top-of-the-market contract and made the decion to grab Hurts as a cheap backup. Emphasis on cheap.
Somehow, Wentz fell apart. The Eagles ate $34 million to get rid of him and Jalen Hurts stepped into the breach.
Jalen Hurts has become everything that an NFL quarterback should be, and then some. This budding star is still on the bottom end of the pay scale, and the Eagles will have to address this sooner rather than later.
The initial rookie contract that Hurts signed was worth $6,025,171 over four years. This equates to a base salary of $1,082,744, with a signing bonus of $485,486, making him an annual cash flow of $1,157,744. Hurts also got a workout bonus of $75,000 for the three seasons he played, giving him a total net worth of $6 million, perhaps the most undervalued player in the NFL.
What is Jalen Hurts’ next contract likely to look like?
Hurts’ rookie contract still has a year to run on it, so there is no legal necessity to be in a hurry to renegotiate. However, the Eagles would risk creating ill will with him if they waited and made him play out another season on a contract that is clearly undervalued, no matter what the outcome of Super Bowl LVII is.
Win or lose, Hurts will be offered a new deal in the off season and if the effusive talk of Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is any guide to go by, it might be a doozy.
Lurie is clear that he sees Hurts as the face of the franchise for the foreseeable future, saying, “I don’t think he has anything to prove. He is an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible leader of the team on the field, off the field. He’s 24 years old, incredibly mature and, most importantly, driven to be even better. What we’re seeing today, I think, is just the beginning for Jalen. This guy will attack every weakness, as he has since high school, since college. The future is bright and very exciting for all of us.”
While it will take some doing to meet Mahomes’ $450 million level, it seems fair to say that Jalen Hurts might be the player to set the new bar in the NFL. A 10-year deal in the $500 million range is not out of the realms of possibility, and if he manages to win the Super Bowl, that could be just the beginning.
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