Jalen Hurts Discusses His Pursuit of Greatness & More | Eagles Press Conference

Jalen Hurts Discusses His Pursuit of Greatness & More | Eagles Press Conference

joint practices with the new york jets in the books now it’s time to talk to the quarterback hi everyone i’m eagles insider dave spidero with eagles quarterback jalen hurts um okay a couple things observations because i don’t i first time we’ve ever sat this close together and done an interview you’re coming off the field a kid wants a picture with you you do it um i wonder have you in your life ever gotten a picture with an athlete gotten an autograph did you have were you a fan at one point when you were a kid um always you know and i think and i was reading this book the other day and it was talking about every mentor needs a mentor um and i just look back and think about all the people that have been positive influences in my life going to the houston texas practices growing up as a kid being a bald boy for my dad as a kid and always being around the older guys and learning from them and now i’m able to be a mentor to so many kids across the country and even to have a jets fan come up to me and want to take a picture it means a lot so it’s all love you do spend a lot of time with the fans you do believe you can make a difference in young people’s lives don’t you absolutely and i think it’s all about positive energy and being genuine it’s easy to see the passion in the person and i’m blessed to be an influence hope to keep it that way you know jalen why is football so great a game why do you love it so much i love it for a few different reasons i love making plays and i love the team being together having to work hard to achieve a common goal and it’s a challenge every day we wake up but we all embrace that challenge and we all attack it every day trying to get better and you know win more observations me to you you come out here you’re very animated you have a good time you and coach nick have the same it seems passion for the game do you do you share that you feel that you share that with him i think we we share a lot of great qualities we’re both competitors both want to win i’m both to bring energy and i admire him for how he does stuff and i just want to continue to build on it you know well how do you lead how do people lead is it born leadership do you develop into a leader have you always been a leader and the thing about leadership is people leave because their peers let them lead and they can come from a few different things that can come from work ethic it can come from doing it by example um it could come from setting the tone and it can come simply from doing your job so i go out there i try to do my job i try and be a good influence and try and do all the right things and not be a hypocrite ever i don’t ever want to be in a situation where i’m telling somebody to do something that i’m not doing so i hold myself to a high standard to do those things and to represent myself in the right way for the football team jalen you have talked about the mentor thing and people you idolized i noticed that you will often refer to muhammad ali in your in your writings and your messages why um i admire everything he was about um the grit the toughness the wittiness the wisdom he had and he said he’s a downright greedy competitor and along with other guys michael kobe um all the graves i aspire to be like them you think that being great is not just the natural talent that it actually there’s more to it than physical ability this is what i say you wake up every day jay prince said it’s a houston legend you wake up every day with a chance and a choice and it’s up to you to do what you want with that and that’s what i truly believe greatness is for everybody if you choose to chase it so i’m chasing every day adversity is something that you’ve had to overcome so many different ways and what’s the lesson for people out there who are watching that if things don’t go your way what do you do to overcome that yeah i think perseverance is bound to happen somewhere along the road whatever road you’re on whatever bridge you have to cross and there’s going to be perseverance you have to see through and um i’ve been prepared through many different trials and different challenges along the way and i don’t think there’s anything that can hold me back jalen when did you think you had a chance to be an nfl player i never thought about it really high school you’re tearing it up you never thought about it you work hard you put the work in and um you trust the process of everything and the results will come so i just kind of put the work in and tried to do everything i need to do listen to my parents listen to the people around me and um i’ve been blessed to to see her on this pedestal today how old were you when you signed your first autograph maybe like a sophomore in high school okay and how did you not get a big head you seem so grounded so just very real very genuine yeah i say i’ve been raised right yeah what was the message for mom and dad um be humble in everything that you do and um you know i always work hard and always appreciate everything and um i’m just being raised right man i mean it’s there’s so many different messages that i’ve learned from my parents my brother or my grandmothers i’ve just always been a well-grounded guy never get too hot never get too low about anything i just try and keep the main thing the main thing and keep it rolling let’s talk a little bit about football we’re here at the end of the preseason tell me about the progress that you’ve made and that the offense has made i think we’ve taken huge steps from run game to pass games everything from learning the scheme i know that’s always a big challenge coming into another year learning the scheme personally but the team as well so taking their coaching applying it to the field and just growing with every day you’ve called yourself coachable what does that mean that you that you are other some guys who maybe aren’t coachable i mean what is what does it mean to be coachable yeah you can’t be stubborn you know nobody likes new things or changes but it’s something you have to persevere through be selfless and um be willing to take the coach and be willing to grow a couple more before we let you go and thank you very much for your time uh funniest guy in the locker room funniest guy in the locker room elaine jones okay i’ve heard that i’ve heard that a couple times best non-football talent in the life we all know jordan melodic insane messiest locker missy is locker one of those little linemen well the oh listen the old the relationship that you’ve had with they got they’re they’re the oldest though so they got the most stuff that’s right you’ve got 10 years worth of stuff in there um finally here jalen um goals aspirations that you have for for 2021 2021 uh we want to win we want to we want to win big and we want to continue to grow um you have to put your daily deposits in and um understand renters do every day renters do everything attack every day um come in with the right mentality right approach to everything and just attack every day but i think we’re heading in the right direction with this thing i’m excited beautiful jalen hurts eagles quarterback joins me thanks very much thank you jeff’s practice is over the eagles on to the preseason finale thanks for joining everyone you
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