His ability to get the ball down the field
Throughout his time at Alabama, Hurts was not known for his ability to throw the ball — he made a name with his feet. However, when he transferred to Oklahoma his senior year, the coaches there worked tirelessly with him to improve his strength and accuracy through the air.
In one half last week, Jalen Hurts threw for 109 yards on five completions. That averages out to 21.8 yards per completion. When you average it out to how far he actually threw the ball without the extra receiver yards, he still averaged almost 10 yards per completion.
That shows that Hurts has the ability to throw the ball and to get it down the field in a hurry if he has to. Now, the Saints defense is known for their front. Their secondary, on the other hand, has been known to take some beatings in the past.
This could be a recipe for Hurts to thrive if the front doesn’t put pressure on him and put in on him early. Although, the Packers tried that last week and he still threw for 109 yards and a touchdown in one half of football.