This weekend was a big one for Jalen Hurts, as the Alabama quarterback graduated from school. He got a raucous ovation as he walked across the stage.
Hurts, Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2016 and ’17, became the backup this past season. Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting gig in the national title game last year and carried that into this season.
It’s possible that Hurts, a junior, could play in the College Football Playoff with Tagovailoa injured, but most expect him to play elsewhere come 2019.
The Alabama QB can be a graduate transfer and play right away at another school.
What school could that be?
Bleacher Report named one major program a potential option:
Alabama would probably try to block this since it’s a division rival, but how great would it be if he landed at Mississippi State to replace the graduating Nick Fitzgerald? The Bulldogs do have Keytaon Thompson as the starter-in-waiting, but he hasn’t shown enough over the past two seasons to justify Mississippi State saying “Thanks, but no thanks” to Hurts if he wanted to go there.
Two other major programs – Oklahoma and Oregon – have also been named options.
Hurts will likely have plenty of options if he does end up on the transfer market.