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


ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Eagles bought quick returns on their No. 10 general decide in April’s NFL draft, as broad receiver DeVonta Smith scored on the group’s first drive of the season towards 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 decide, 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 workers had confidence he and Hurts can be on the identical web page, thanks partly to the chemistry they constructed after they performed at Alabama collectively.

It seems they have been proper.

Smith is the third Eagles broad receiver for the reason that NFL merger (since 1970) to file a receiving landing in his first NFL sport, becoming a member of Cris Carter and Marvin Hargrove, in response to ESPN Stats & Info analysis.