Over the years, the NY Giants have formed a massive rivalry with each of their NFC East counterparts. While recently the Giants have arguably been the worst team in the division, things are looking up for 2022 and the G-Men will be ready to surprise plenty of people.
With that said, the Eagles, Cowboys and Commanders are three very talented sides. While these squads are all full of talent, there are no question some players who get a little too overhyped time and time again. This can lead to them becoming “overrated” in the eyes of some. With this, here’s a look at the most overrated player for Dallas, Philly and Washington.
3. Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts
Some Eagles fans need to slow their roll on the way they talk about Jalen Hurts. While he’s an exciting, young talent, he’s still showcased plenty of flaws in his game. The Eagles have done him little-to-no service with his receiving core since he was drafted (prior to this offseason). However, Hurts plays behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, plus he now has weapons A.J. Brown (Philly traded for him on draft night) and DeVonta Smith.
While Hurts’ running stats from last year are very impressive (784 yards and 10 TDs), his passing stats are solid at best. Hurts threw for 3,144 yards, 16 TDs and nine interceptions. These stats are not bad by any means, but it’s not good enough for him to be considered a star signal-caller.
Does Hurts have the potential to be a great QB in this league? Absolutely. Will the acquisition of an elite receiver like Brown help his development? Of course. However, Hurts has a lot to work on before NFL fans overhype the young phenom even further.
Hurts had six games in 2022 where he failed to throw a TD, and there were nine games in which the young QB did not throw for over 200 yards. Despite this, Hurts did have several bright moments, such as in Week 1 where he threw for 264 yards and three scores. If Hurts can continue to develop his throwing ability, he has a chance to be a stud in this league. However, he’s got a lot to improve on before he’s considered one of the best QBs in the NFC.