Analyst Gives His Opinion on Jalen Hurts’ Future
With a little more than a month until fall camp begins in Tuscaloosa, it won't be long until we get to see the quarterback competition get started again.
Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa enter the 2018 season with hopes of earning the starting job for Alabama and it's been a popular topic of conversation for fans. Many people expect Tagovailoa to win the battle and that's created some doubt surrounding the future of Hurts. His father fueled speculation back in April when he said Hurts could be gone if he becomes a backup, but the two-year starter has never insinuated that would happen. Hurts has continued training with his teammates and working towards his junior campaign this summer and it wouldn't be smart to rule him out just yet.
But what if he does end up in a reserve role coming out of fall camp? College football analyst Barton Simmons of 247Sports joined Southern Fried Sports this week to give his opinion about Hurts' future, and he doesn't think a transfer will happen this year.
"Jalen has struck me as that type of guy, that type of team-oriented guy," Simmons told host Travis Reier. "That 'Hey look, I've had my opportunity for two years and if Tua wins the job, congratulations. I'll be right there behind him.'"
Simmons goes further in-depth on his evaluation of Hurts and the Alabama quarterback position during the interview and also provides an update on quarterback recruit Taulia Tagovailoa. You can hear all of that in the video at the top of the page.