Jalen Hurts probably isn't going to transfer from Alabama - yet, anyway. The Crimson Tide quarterback will almost surely go through spring ball to try to win the job. ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks the competition could last into the fall.
However, earlier this week, we told you that the Crimson Tide were reportedly looking into adding a graduate transfer quarterback to their roster. Nick Saban had said on National Signing Day that it was likely his team would add another QB before the summer.
Does this mean Alabama expects Jalen Hurts will transfer? No.
But, it's obviously a possibility. Anytime a starting quarterback loses his job to a freshman (see, Jacob Eason at Georgia), there's a chance he's going to transfer.
If Hurts does opt to transfer, where would he go? Three schools have been mentioned the most as possible destinations.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples named Texas, TCU as possible fits. Here's why:
Would the Houston-area native head back to his home state and play in the Big 12? He’d fit well in the offenses at Texas and TCU. If he were to watch video of Quinton Flowers playing for Willie Taggart at South Florida, he might be intrigued by the idea of playing in that offense for Taggart at Florida State.
Hurts, a rising junior, would probably have to sit out the 2018 season if he decides to transfer. He could redshirt and then play in 2019 with two years of eligibility remaining.