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The Way It Is: Behind offseason criticism of Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

He was the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year a season ago, yet there are still some who are not sold on Jalen Hurts being Alabama’s starting quarterback.

He ended 2016 with 2,780 passing yards, 954 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns responsible for, assisting the Crimson Tide to a third straight  SEC championship. As he returns for his sophomore year, the native Texan intends on putting an end to all the offseason criticism. Throughout spring practice, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has been working with him on scanning the field, fine-tuning accuracy and building chemistry.

Yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine was live Tuesday on The Way It Is, dissecting reasons behind the chatter concerning Hurts that has occurred since the national title game.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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