Alabama has had some solid quarterbacks during Nick Saban’s seven year stretch as the school’s head football coach. However, if you ask Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, the best is yet to come for the Crimson Tide.
Former Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker — who competed with Jameis Winston for the team’s starting QB spot last year — recently transferred to Alabama. According to an interview Fisher did with TideSports.com, this is a great thing for Saban, as Alabama is inheriting the most talented quarterback it has had since Saban arrived on campus in 2007.
Including what they’ve had, he’s much more talented than anything they’ve had. I don’t mean to discredit the previous guys, they were all great. But this guy is extremely talented. Arm and mind. He’s a backup because he’s behind the best quarterback in America. (Coker) may have been one of the top three or four quarterbacks in America physically.
Alabama’s three quarterbacks under Saban have been John Parker Wilson, Greg McElroy and A.J. McCarron. While all three had very good careers in Tuscaloosa, they’ve all had their physical limitations, something that Fisher believes won’t hold Coker back.
In limited action over the past two seasons, Coker has gone 21-of-41 for 295 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Alabama native is eligible to suit up for this Crimson Tide this year.