Cam Newton shows some love for Jalen Hurts; Eagles quarterback excited to meet former MVP for first time

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Cam Newton was a fan of Jalen Hurts from afar — with Hurts the very same. The 2 quarterbacks lastly got to fulfill throughout the Philadelphia Eagles’ joint practice with the New England Patriots on Monday, and will square off versus each other throughout the week. 

Thursday might be the only chance for Hurts to take on Newton in a video game. The Patriots quarterback welcomes the chance seeing a gamer he’s heard a lot about for many years get the opportunity at his own NFL magnificence. 

“Hurts is my little bro man,” Newton stated Monday. “There are a lot of guys I admire from afar. Just to see the state of the NFL have so much athleticism at the quarterback position. It’s something to smile about. 

“Jalen is an individual I’ve followed through college, hearing a lot about him truly however high school in the Houston location — with me going to JuCo (junior college). For me to see him out here today, it’s simply constantly gonna be love in between us.” 

Hurts has actually appreciated Newton for many years, and their video games are strangely comparable. Hurts and Newton are constructed like fullbacks that can run the football remarkably well. Newton has the NFL record for hurrying goals by a quarterback (70) and 2nd location isn’t reasonably close (Otto Graham with 44). Newton’s 5,398 hurrying backyards track just Michael Vick (6,109) for the most by a quarterback in NFL history. 

Newton has error problems — like Hurts — however was remarkable early in his profession and culminated that with the league MVP award and Super Bowl look in his 5th season. Injuries have actually slowed Newton down, however he’s still a legend amongst the young quarterbacks in the video game. 

“I’ve had communication with him just from an older athlete, obviously he’s a legendary player from the things he’s done in college and in the league,” Hurts stated. “I watched him a lot growing up. So being able to talk to him, being able to have a relationship with him and meet him in person for the first time was great.”

Hurts will seek to choose Newton’s brain over the coming days. Already a leader on the field, the Eagles will definitely be pleased with Hurts if he can reach the level of Newton’s prime. 

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