Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2023. Nfl Super Bowl Lvii Kansas City Chiefs Vs Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles lost Super Bowl LVII to Kansas City earlier this year, but Jalen Hurts is ready to move on.

On Thursday, the embattled Hurts, who signed a lucrative contract extension this off-season, spoke to reporters. Among the topics discussed was the Eagles’ heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs this past February. As always, Hurts appeared measured and confident that he and the team were prepared to leave it behind.

Via NFL.com, Hurts said to reporters, “Thinking about it holistically, last year is over. Anything that we were able to do last year … nothing’s that been done prior will get us to where we want to be now.”

This season, the dreaded “Super Bowl hangover” will loom over Philadelphia’s heads. In previous years, the loser of the Super Bowl hasn’t always returned to form the following season. It sometimes will happen to the winner (see: the 2022 Los Angeles Rams). But the loser often gets hit hard if things don’t go their way.

Hurts and the Eagles appear determined to reverse course this season. While they lost a few pieces, they appear loaded and ready to go, hoping to reign as NFC East Champions again. From there, it’s anybody’s ballgame. But the Eagles have as good a shot as any to hoist the Lombardi next year. Based on what Jalen Hurts said, the team is focused on that.

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