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Today's Alabama QB News Has Everyone Speculating About Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls  out to pass against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls out to pass against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Here's the latest on Alabama's quarterback situation for 2018. We have a new update.

The Crimson Tide have been pursuing a graduate transfer quarterback. It looks like they might be getting him.

Alabama will reportedly be hosting Gardner Minshew. He's a quarterback from ECU.

AL.com first reported the news:

As has been the case for multiple weeks, the Crimson Tide continues to look like the favorite to land the Brandon, Mississippi native.

Minshew left East Carolina in late January despite being named the team's No. 1 quarterback entering the spring, citing a family situation in Mississippi and a desire to play his final college season closer to home.

What does this mean for Jalen Hurts? Probably nothing.

Hurts is expected by most to stay with Alabama, at least through the spring and summer. He'll be competing for the job.

However, Alabama's pursuit of a graduate transfer quarterback does lead to speculation. Are the Crimson Tide doing this because they think they're going to lose Hurts? Maybe.

There's also tweets like this, that are only leading to more speculation:

Nobody seems to know anything definitive right now. Stay tuned.