Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (Post-Game Transcript)

On the team rising to the moment in key spots:

“First off, it was a great team effort and a great team win. You know I kind of had a little reflection moment in which I was thinking what do you guys [media] want me to say? We just continue to find ways to win. We play together and we have shown our resiliency day in and day out. Game in and game out we have been challenged in a number of different ways. We always find a way, and that’s something that you can’t really take for granted. It’s hard to quantify. Obviously, I have had a ton to clean up and I have not executed to the level of my standard. What that [standard] is yet? It seems to be enough. But in terms of the standard that I like to play to consistently and I’d like us to play to consistently. As a team, enough is never enough. So, you just want to continue to strive for more and play to that standard. But in those moments, you just truly never want to get too high or get too low. But we found a way in the end and made it happen.”


On not having starting RT Lane Johnson today:

“It was another gutsy win for us. [RT] Jack [Driscoll] stepped in and played a [heck] of a game. He played a [heck] of a game after being put on the spot and this isn’t the first time this happened. This happened in 2021 against the [Kansas City] Chiefs and he came in and played a great game as well. It’s being ready and having an opportunity. I know as a competitor, Jack was ready for the opportunity after how the Jets game went. He was ready this time around.”


On his experiences helping him be resilient:

“I’d say so. It’s definitely been a unique journey, a very unprecedented journey and that’s something not many people can relate or compare to. I guess it kind of shows sometimes in different ways.”


On the final touchdown:

“Yeah there are reads on every play but I think it was just a great ball play. For us, I just shake my head and I don’t really know how to feel at times. I just want to lead and play to the standard at all times. As a team we play together, we lean on each other and have each other’s backs. We just find ways to win against really good teams. So we just need to continue to get better.”


On what he meant by describing himself as “weird” when balancing the good things he did late in the game and the early mistakes:

“I think weird is just a standard. I talk about it all the time. You know, it’s the standard. It’s in a sense manipulative to myself because, you know, winning is the only thing that matters, but the standard is pretty darn important, too. And so that’s what it is.”


On the touchdown pass to WR Olamide Zaccheaus:

“I have to watch the film, but I saw what I saw. We made it happen. He made a great catch. [Eagles WR Devonta Smith] made a great catch on his. [Eagles WR] A.J. [Brown] made some big time plays there. I missed a couple of throws to him. And [Eagles RB Deandre] Swift again kind of ignited us. It ignited us again in another game. Consecutive week of igniting us with a big run. We found a way. We found a way when it mattered most.”


On the final touchdown run and if he knew the safety was coming:

“I didn’t know. I didn’t know, just reacted.”


On how much pride he takes in clutch moments:

“That’s not for me to concern or roll with. I just try to go out there and play to the standard and be the best I can be for my team. There were times today I felt like I didn’t do that, but when it mattered most I felt like we did a good job of doing what we needed to do. We played team football, communicated well, and that’s all in the outcome of what happened. We really were on the same page when it mattered most and that’s all you can ask for. Anything else that I’m named or people want to roll with, I guess that’s for them to do so.


On his steadiness late in games:

“I just think experience is the biggest teacher. I think that’s for you all to decide, truly.”


On the touchdown pass to WR Olamide Zaccheaus:

“It’s just making it happen. I think as – I say the same things all the time, whether we lose or we win, however it comes out, whatever it is, I preach the same things in how there’s just a true eagerness to just get better. In that moment [I’m] in the mentality of making it happen, I’m trying to make it happen that’s the mentality. [Eagles WR Olamide Zaccheaus] made a great catch, I can’t tell you what I saw, break the play down or anything like that, but I have to watch the film, but we were in the mode of making it happen, and there were opportunities for us to do that all throughout the game and we did not. But we did it when it mattered the most. And so, I take away from that just learn from it and grow from it, I mean, there’s nothing to be satisfied about. We have to play cleaner, we have to be better – obviously a great win, a resilient win, but we just continue to challenge ourselves to be better and we’re eager to do so, and it takes everyone getting on the same page, what our plan of attack is, what that looks like, being efficient in whatever we call – all of those things matter, but we’re finding ways to win. That’s 10 games won. We just kind of want to keep it rolling, but we want to keep on growing. We have to continue to get better.”