Jalen Hurts May Not Be the Flashiest QB, but He's a Vital and Overlooked Part of Alabama's Offense
As Alabama’s starting quarterback over the past two seasons, Jalen Hurts has a record of 25–2. As Alabama’s starting quarterback over the past two seasons, Jalen Hurts has a record of 25–2. On Monday night, he became the first quarterback this century to lead his team to the national title game in each of his first two seasons. In Alabama’s 24–6 win over Clemson, the reigning champion, Hurts completed 66% of his passes for 120 yards, committing not a single turnover—and yet somehow, as always, he seemed an afterthought.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hoists the National Championship trophy after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in the NCAA Photo by Mark Wallheiser/UPI | License Photo. Tua Tagovailoa once again rushed to the defense of fellow Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts , the man he replaced
Three days before Alabama played Washington in the Peach Bowl during the quarterback’s freshman season, Hurts was asked who had helped him stay so Hurts went into that offseason as Alabama ’ s unquestioned starter, and while there was some early buzz around then-freshman Tua Tagovailoa
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A benched Jalen Hurts was the first to congratulate new QB Tua Tagovailoa on his TD pass
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took to Twitter on Thursday to defend teammate Jalen Hurts amid criticism about his play in Monday' s College Football Playoff National Championship victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. "Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if this man led us to
Tagovailoa replaced Hurts and led Alabama to a victory in the title game.
Tua Tagovailoa once again rushed to the defense of fellow Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, the man he replaced earlier this week in the College Football Playoff national championship.
This time, however, it was on social media.
Tagovailoa came on relief of Hurts and tossed three touchdowns -- including a 41-yard strike to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith -- in a 26-23 overtime win over Georgia on Monday. Alabama (13-1) won its second national title in three years a season after losing to Clemson on the last play of the game last year.
Tagovailoa, however, took issue on Wednesday with comments over Twitter that painted Hurts -- a two-year starter and the 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year -- in a bad light.
"Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if this man led us to the National Championship," Tagovailoa wrote of Hurts. "And for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too. You either WITH US or AGAINST US. Love you 2"
Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title
Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night.BOX SCORE: ALABAMA 26, GEORGIA 23 (OT)
The former Alabama sophomore announced his departure from Tuscaloosa on Monday night. Brown applied to TSU more than a month before the College Football Playoff title game, the Tennessean reported. RELATED Alabama ' s Tagovailoa defends Hurts from criticism .
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa became a Crimson Tide hero overnight when helped lead his team to a national championship against Georgia on Monday after replacing starter Jalen Hurts after halftime. As Alabama entered the third quarter in a 13-0 hole, the true freshman accounted for all
Hurts appreciated the kind words.
"Love You Too Lil Bro ! Proud Of You!" Hurts wrote.
Hurts struggled in the title game by going just 3 of 8 for 21 yards before he was benched in favor of Tagovailoa. The true sophomore has thrown for 4,926 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in two seasons as the starter and rushed for 1,809 yards and 21 scores, posting a 26-2 record over that time.
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