Last night, the Kansas City Chiefs won their second Super Bowl in the past four seasons, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35, after Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a game winning field goal in the remaining seconds of the game.
Needless to say, the game was about as evenly matched as it gets, and was everything the Super Bowl should be (minus a couple of horrendous calls by the refs, but that’s a different story).
However, in the first half, the Eagles looked like the more dominant team, as they were up 24-14 on the Chiefs going into halftime.
And towards the end of the first half, the Eagles were driving again and had a good opportunity to go up 28-14, before having to settle for a field goal.
And on one of those plays, the officials were reviewing one of the calls.
During the review, you could see Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts watching the review side by side.
Sure enough, as Sirianni does, he pulls a cocky stunt and appears to be waving towards the Chiefs defense to get back down on this side of the field.
And then, his 24-year-old quarterback who is already much more mature than he is, pulls Sirianni’s arm back down, almost like he’s saying:
“What the hell are you doing?”
The call would go against the Eagles…
Sirianni has been dubbed a pretty cocky coach over the past few seasons, as he’s been seen pulling stunts like this since he first became head coach of the Eagles last season.
And then you have Hurts, who is arguably the most likeable quarterback in the league, who is left to clean up his mess.
Needless to say, it’s an interesting combination.
Folks took to Twitter to praise the maturity of the young quarterback:
Stay classy, Jalen.