Eagles’ Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith connection begins with 18-yard TD


ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Eagles received rapid returns on their No. 10 total choose in April’s NFL draft, as large receiver DeVonta Smith scored on the workforce’s first drive of the season in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Credit score the play design of first-year head coach Nick Sirianni, who had tight finish Zach Ertz run a pure choose, liberating Smith up down the left sideline for an 18-yard landing from quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The landing put the Eagles up 7-3 with 6 minutes and 17 seconds left within the first quarter.

Smith, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, missed a number of weeks this summer season with an MCL sprain, however the teaching employees had confidence he and Hurts could be on the identical web page, thanks partly to the chemistry they constructed once they performed at Alabama collectively.

It seems they have been proper.

Smith is the third Eagles large receiver because the NFL merger (since 1970) to document a receiving landing in his first NFL recreation, becoming a member of Cris Carter and Marvin Hargrove, in response to ESPN Stats & Data analysis.