Jalen Hurts is playing for Alabama today. The Crimson Tide’s junior quarterback has entered the game in the third quarter of today’s blowout against Texas A&M.
The dual-threat quarterback is playing in his fourth game of the season. If he continues to play in backup duty, he’ll be unable to redshirt and will have just one season of eligibility moving forward.
That seems to be the plan for Hurts and the Crimson Tide, though. The Alabama quarterback appears to be happy playing in backup duty for the best team in the country. He can graduate this winter and then play immediately for another school in 2019.
CBS Sports said during today’s game that Hurts wants to be an NFL quarterback. He feels the best way to get better is by playing with Alabama this season and then, possibly elsewhere in 2019.
Where will elsewhere be in 2019?
A couple of schools have been named options.
“Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts: Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offense Auburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama move Miami – Might be a QB away from the playoff Oklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers.”
Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts:
Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offense
Auburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama move
Miami – Might be a QB away from the playoff
Oklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers
— Mello (@melloesquire) September 8, 2018
Tim Tebow had previously speculated that Auburn could be an option for Hurts, too.
(Finebaum just deleted the Tweet in which Tim Tebow speculates recklessly about Jalen Hurts transferring to Auburn. Hmm.)
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 7, 2018
Alabama, meanwhile, is up 45-16 on Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide are a quarter away from being 4-0.