There have been only a handful of college and NFL quarterbacks whose children have gone on to equal or surpass their fathers. But Warren Central quarterback Jayden George is going to try to join that very exclusive list.
According to BamaOnLine, George has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide as a preferred walk-on. George is the son of former No. 1 overall draft pick Jeff George, who had a 15-year NFL career. While Jayden will be playing for the Crimson Tide, Jeff rose to prominence playing at Illinois.
Jayden will certainly face an uphill battle to get reps at Alabama though. The team is currently saturated at the position with entrenched star Tua Tagovailoa being backed up by sophomore Mac Jones and freshmen Taulia Tagovailoa, Braxton Barker, and Paul Tyson.
It’s been a long process and I’m excited to announce I will be continuing my dream to play football at the University of Alabama next year! I can’t wait to be a part of something special! All glory to God! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/Nx4YmbUs2w
— Jayden George (@jayden_george3) May 2, 2019
The younger George does have some talent though.
Last season he threw for over 3,000 yards and 42 touchdowns while leading Warren Central to a state championship.
Jeff George’s NFL career was that of a journeyman, but he did lead the NFL in passing yards while he was with the Oakland Raiders in 1997.
Could Jayden George be in a situation to surpass his father’s NFL success?