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Jalen Hurts (8/7/1998) was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagle with the 53rd pick in the 2nd rd of the 2020 NFL Draft. Jalen attended the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma, winning a National Championship with the Crimson Tide in 2017.
Jalen Hurts Rookie Year Stats: 1061 yards passing, six touchdown passes, 33.8 QB rating, 354 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns
Jalen Hurts rookie cards have seen a significant upward swing in the last year, going from a backup QB to a possible starter in 2021. Let’s look at the top 5 Jalen Hurts RC from an investment perspective.
Update 2023: Jalen Hurts football cards have turned into a must-have as Hurts and the Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFL and the MVP award is not out of the question.
2020 Jalen Hurts Panini Prizm RC #343
For now, the top-rated Hurts rookie card is the 2020 Panini Prizm. Numbered #343, the card shows Jalen scrambling to his right while looking for an open wideout or tight end (he may have to get accustomed to scrambling a lot with the Eagles).
His name and team name are centered at the bottom, while the Panini Prizm RC logo is placed in the top left corner. A great card if you think Jalen will have a future in the NFL.
2020 Prizms Parallels: Prizm, Disco, Lazer, Black & White Checker, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Neon Green Pulsar, Orange Ice, Pink, Purple Pulsar, Red, Red Ice, Red/White/Blue, Snakeskin, White Sparkle, Orange /249, Blue Wave /199, Hyper /175, Red Wave /149, Purple /125, Blue Ice /99, Green Scope /75, Purple Power /49, Red & Yellow (base) /49, Red Shimmer FOTL /35, Blue Shimmer FOTL /25, Camo /25, Gold /10, Red & Yellow (rookies) /8, Gold Vinyl /5, Green Shimmer FOTL /5, Black Finite 1/1.
NO HUDDLE PRIZMS: Base, Blue /79, Red /50, Purple /35, Pink /15, Neon Green /5
2020 Jalen Hurts Panini Mosaic Prizm RC #222
We have said it once, and we will repeat it the 2020 Panini Mosaic football cards are nice-looking cards (some may disagree) and, in particular, the high-end parallels.
Note: We hope Panini continues to produce Mosaic cards for years to come as long as they keep up the modern style look to the card tradition
Numbered #222, the card shows Jalen standing tall in the pocket, looking downfield for an open wide receiver. His name and team name are smashed in the bottom right, while the Mosaic graphic is placed in the top left (the Mosaic graphic is a fire, in our opinion).
2020 Jalen Hurts Donruss Optic Downtown RC #DT-34
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
We might have to take back our statement about the 2020 Hurts PRIZM RC being the best of his rookie card, as the 2020 Jalen Hurts Panini Donruss Optic Downtown RC #DT-34 is a thing of beauty.
Numbered #DT-34 the card shows Jalen getting ready to launch the ball downfield while the city of Philadelphia is represented in the backdrop with a bald eagle, a hot dog, and a pretzel.
2020 Jalen Hurts Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket RC #122
The 2020 Panini Contenders Jalen Hurts Rookie Ticket is decent for those looking for a Jalen auto RC. The card comes in a variety of parallels, shown below.
2020 Panini Rookie Ticket Parallels: Wild Card, Red Zone FOTL, Playoff #/99, Stub #/99 or less, Championship #/49, Cracked Ice #/22, Super Bowl 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1. Clear Ticket Parallels: Mosaic, Clear #/10.
2020 Jalen Hurts Optic Rated Rookie RC #164
The last card on our top-rated Jalen Hurts rookie card list is the 2020 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Auto. Numbered #164, the card shows Hurts on the run while looking downfield for an open wideout, tight end, or running back out of the backfield.
His name if offset above the team name towards the bottom of the card… the classic Rated Rookie logo says hello in the top left corner.
2020 Optic Rated Rookie RC Parallels: Holo, Red Stars, White Sparkle, Aqua /299, Orange /199, Wave /199, Blue /179, Silver Circles /125, Red /99, Orange Scope /79, Pink Velocity /79, Purple /50, Lime Green /35, Black Pandora /25, Purple Stars /25, Gold /10, Green /5, Black 1/1, Gold Vinyl 1/1. Bronze, Blue Hyper, Blue Scope, Green Velocity, Orange Scope, Pink, Purple Shock, Red Hyper, Red Mojo, Teal Velocity
- 2020 Panini Mosaic RC #222
- 2020 Panini Prizm RC #343
- 2020 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket RC #122
- 2020 Panini Donruss Optic Downtown RC #DT-34
- 2020 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie RC #164
- 2020 Impeccable Elegance Rookie 1/1 Dual Shield Auto
- 2020 Panini XR NFL Shields RPA Logo RC 1/1
- 2020 Kaboom RC #K-JAH1
- 2020 Immaculate Auto RC #SS7
- 2020 Flawless Collegiate NCAA 150 Patch Auto
Jalen Hurts Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Jalen Hurts rookie card is the 2020 National Treasures Red Jalen Hurts RC NFL Shield Nike Patch and the 2020 National Treasures RPA /99 RC.
Did we like Jalen Hurts in college? Yes.
Do we like Jalen Hurts in the NFL? No.
We have been wrong before (i.e., LaMelo Ball), but we cannot see Mr. Hurts doing anything special in the City of Brotherly Love and would be SHOCKED if he made a deep playoff run or represented the team in a future Pro Bowl.
Update 2023: We missed this one! I’m still not convinced he is a top QB, and it could be more to do with the team than Hurts, BUT he has proven us wrong so far.
Jalen Hurts is a great person, a good leader, and a good college player, but we don’t see enough talent in him to make an impact in the NFL for the long term.