NFL Reveals NFC Players of the Month

The NFL announced its NFC Players of the Month for September Thursday morning, and they include a pair of ascendant young talents on teams with Super Bowl aspirations. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts takes home the offensive honors for leading his team to a 3-0 start. Hurts' 916 passing yards and 167 rushing yards place him among the league's most productive quarterbacks, and his league-leading 8.48 net yards per passing attempt speaks to his efficiency. Hurts played perhaps his best game in Week 3, tallying 340 passing yards and three touchdowns in a 24-8 dismantling of the Washington Commanders. Should Hurts keep up his torrid pace, he can likely look forward to a massive extension this offseason that will keep him in Philadelphia for a long, long time.

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On the defensive side, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White earns the nod for leading a unit that ranks first in points allowed through three weeks. White has grown into a do-everything inside presence at linebacker in his fourth year with the Bucs, notching three sacks, two pass deflections, and 24 total tackles. A huge personality with a propensity for splash plays, White has actually proven a divisive player in the analytics community: Pro Football Focus has him graded at a below-average 53.3 to begin the season. Still, he remains probably the most visible player on arguably the league's best defense. That's a recipe for recognition.

On special teams, San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky wins for his 46.8 average on 13 punts. Wishnowsky punted seven times for an impressive 51.7 average in a close 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
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