On Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Riley and company at Oklahoma received arguably the best news of the transfer cycle so far. Alabama star Jalen Hurts announced his plans to transfer to Oklahoma and play for the Sooners in 2019.
As a graduate of Alabama, Hurts will be immediately eligible to play for the Sooners. With the addition of Hurts to the roster, Oklahoma’s odds to win the national title saw an increase.
According to Darren Rovell, Oklahoma went from 20/1 to 14/1 to win the title after landing the star transfer quarterback.
With Jalen Hurts in the fold, FanDuel SportsBook has moved Oklahoma from 20/1 to win the national title to 14/1.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 16, 2019
With Kyler Murray off the the NFL or MLB or both, that left the Sooners with a question at the quarterback position. Now, Oklahoma can rely on Hurts to lead the team in 2019 with five-star signee Spencer Rattler as the starter in waiting.
It was an easy decision for Hurts as Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma have produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.