Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former Alabama standout Jalen Hurts, has submitted a trademark application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for his noteworthy phrase, “I had a purpose before anyone had an opinion.” This statement, initially made during a press conference leading up to Super Bowl LVII on February 14th, 2021, was reported by Josh Gerben as being used for a clothing brand mark. The phrase is widely interpreted as symbolising Jalen’s unwavering dedication to achieving success, regardless of external criticism. He elaborated, “Everything I want to do is just quantify my work… You can look back and say so many things motivate me … But I had a purpose before everybody else gave their opinion … It’s not about anybody else - let’s see if they can answer that.”
Moreover, the driving force behind such perseverance stems from those nearest to him, including family members like his father and brother and coaches Nick Sirianni and Brian Johnson, who offer invaluable guidance tailored to his needs at any given time. Jalen’s tenacity propelled him to become the first player in NFL history to accumulate more than 300 passing yards, over 70 rushing yards, and three touchdowns in a single game. Regrettably, the Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious, defeating the Eagles 38-35 and precluding Jalen from attaining the Most Valuable Player title, ultimately finishing in second place.