NFL fans can get creative when it comes to expressing their love for their team, but Philadelphia Eagles superfan Kevin Hart has really let his imagination run wild. This week, the comedian shared on social media that he has a new friend: an eagle he bought and eventually named after Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts.
In a video he posted on Instagram, Hart claims he paid $16.5 million for the eagle to celebrate the big upcoming Super Bowl game between Philadelphia and the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I believe when you work hard you should have fun, and that’s exactly what I did,” Hart said. “Ladies and gentlemen, I went a little crazy. I went out and bought an eagle.”
The camera then pans over an eagle being held by a trainer.
Hart said the trainer will have to live with him for two months while the eagle gets used to his new home. The comedian then asked the coach if the eagle would circle the house every time he said “Fly, eagles, fly”, to which the coach explained he couldn’t. Hart joked that he would discuss a refund later, but he remained professional and changed the subject.
The Human, MVP Finalist Jalen Hurts said at Wednesday’s press conference that this week he and his teammates are working hard to prepare while trying to enjoy the moment. Hurts reached his first-ever Super Bowl after leading the Eagles to a 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
“Anything we’ve been able to do this week, you really want to soak it all up,” Hurts said. “We’ve worked really hard to get to this point. Obviously we came here for a reason, with a goal in mind.”
The Eagles won their first-ever Super Bowl in 2017. Meanwhile, the Chiefs won rings in 1969 and 2019. The two teams face off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.