What is Jalen Hurts' net worth? Philadelphia Eagles quarterback spends on charity, not new cars
Jalen Hurts said he has spent only $165,000 of his first million dollars from playing football, of which, $60,000 went to charity
Jalen Alexander Hurts, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, is about to enter his second NFL season. Yet, he seems to have impressed veteran players already. As per a USA Today report, experienced teammates have recognized “growth and signs” that lead them to believe Hurts can play at a high level.
Teammates told reporters that Hurts carries himself with poise and confidence that represents an improvement over last season. “You can see he’s made a jump from Year 1 to Year 2,” tenth-year veteran Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox said. “It’s the third day of practice, but you can see he’s getting rid of the ball, moving around, and playing with a lot of confidence.”
Hurts also received praise from head coach Nick Sirianni for his execution. “I saw some really good, great throws, like big-time throws,” Sirianni said. “He had one to (tight end) Dallas (Goedert) in this corner of the end zone right here, in the right corner of the end zone, and he also had one to (tight end) Jason Croom that he made a playoff a scramble.”
“Just seeing that play-making ability, and that was great to see in that red zone day the other day,” Sirianni added. “So, just want to continue to cut out any mistakes that he's making and continue to make those plays that he's making and just see how special he is with the ball in his hands.”
"He's done everything possible off the field and during the spring practices to take the reins, and we want to see him do that," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. "This is a big year for any player that goes from year one to year two. So we're excited to see that, see his growth, and working with the ones."
What is Jalen Hurts’ net worth?
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The quarterback signed a four-year, $6.025 million contract that included a $1.942 million signing bonus and a $610,000 salary for his rookie season. His contract reportedly states an average annual salary of $1,506,293. In the 2021 NFL campaign, Hurts will earn a base salary of $883,871, while carrying a cap hit of $1,369,357 and a dead cap value of $2,340,329.
And if Hurts is to be believed, he has not spent much of this. In a GQ video feature called ‘My First Million’, published on April 14, Hurts said he spent about $165,000 of his football money, of which, $60,000 went to charity. He said that he didn’t buy a new car or a house, but he did hire a financial advisor.
“There are a ton of ways you can save money and be smart about your money,” Hurts said. “Instead of buying a brand new car, because it depreciates as soon as you get off the lot, you can buy a used car or lease a car. Instead of going out to eat all the time at these five-star restaurants, you can simply cook at home, or a person like me, I’m a take me a few to-go plates from the facility."
"The third way you can save money is on the phone plan like Straight Talk because it runs on the same major networks like other brands but that allows you to save a lot of money. Instead of hiring a landscaping company, you can hire a local kid from the community to come cut your grass like I used to do,” he said.
“I didn’t buy a house or anything like that when I got drafted because it was just me,” Hurts said. “I didn’t need this big place just for myself. I just got me a little apartment. You know, something smooth that’ll last me for the time being.”