Win or lose, tonight will likely be the final game at Alabama for Jalen Hurts. Hurts stayed on this year as a backup to Tua Tagovailoa, but it has long been reported that he will seek a graduate transfer at the end of the season.
Hurts will be a sought-after commodity on the transfer market this offseason. He’ll have a number of choices for his next destination, and Sports Illustrated’s Emily Caron named a few today.
Caron’s No. 1 transfer destination for Hurts is Maryland. She cites his “relationship with new Terps head coach Mike Locksley, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year.”
Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn and Miami are also mentioned.
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Locksley was hired as the head coach at Maryland on December 4. The Terps have gone through a number of options at quarterback the past two seasons, as injuries have hit the position hard.
Hurts has played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide this year, throwing for 765 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s added 171 rushing yards and two scores.
Hurts’ biggest performance came in the SEC Championship Game, when he replaced an injured Tagovailoa and led the Crimson Tide on a fourth-quarter comeback.