Having covered Jalen Hurts for more than a year now, I think it’s safe to say we don’t always get to see him show off his personality. That’s not a criticism of the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback, to be clear. It’s not uncommon for professional athletes to play it straight when they have more important things to focus on than entertaining people in a press conference setting.
But it was fun to see Hurts open up a little bit more than before in a recent one-on-one interview for the Bleeding Green Nation podcast feed. BGN Radio’s own Raichele Privette sat down with Hurts to discuss a number of topics, including:
- Hurts’ involvement with Pepsi’s “Made For Eagles Watching” campaign
- Hurts’ evaluation of his progress and confidence heading into the 2020 season
- Hurts’ reaction to the the Eagles trading for Gardner Minshew
- Hurts’ advice for DeVonta Smith as he adjusts to the NFL
- Hurts’ feelings on officially being named QB1
- Hurts’ membership in Omega Psi Phi
But no subject matter was more important than his chicken wing preferences.
HURTS: I’m a healthy guy. But I love me a Pepsi, too.
PRIVETTE: Okay, so does that mean you don’t eat wings?
HURTS: Hey, I have my days! (laughing)
PRIVETTE: When it comes down to wings, are you like a barbecue guy or buffalo?
HURTS: When it comes to chicken wings ... if I was to order wings, I would probably get three flavors. Traditionally, I get three flavors. Depending on what the place has, what’s available at the place, I go get Caribbean jerk, if they have it. I’ve been on my Caribbean vibe lately for whatever reason. I go get Caribbean jerk, I go get hot wings, and I test the lemon peppers too. All flats. Everything all flats.
I’ve gotta say, this is a big “stock up” moment for Hurts. Flats are definitely superior to drums. It’s settled. And I really respect the commitment to a variety of flavors as opposed to just going with one.
Drums or flats?
You can check out the entirety of this interview with Hurts by subscribing to the Bleeding Green Nation YouTube channel and watching the video below:
For an audio version, subscribe to BGN’s podcast feed and listen to the following clip: