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Former NFL great Terrell Owens works out with Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts (No. 2) attempts to throw during 2017 fall camp practice: Alicia Devine - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

If Jalen Hurts can make the same improvement that Blake Sims did in 2014, there remains an opportunity for him to continue being the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama. 

Despite the attention and projections of winning the job going to Tua Tagovailoa, the native Texan is still pushing. Hurts and a couple of other players – including wide receiver Jerry Jeudy – were outside the Mal Moore Athletic Facility on Tuesday, going through some passing routes.  

According to a video from the junior’s Instagram, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens was also in Tuscaloosa working out with Hurts.

The latest member of the Hall of Fame for the 2018 class caught a deep pass from Hurts with the caption saying: “Get Your Popcorn Ready.” 

He started the 2017 season delivering passes to multiple targets, until fear stepped in during the middle portion of the year and caused him to regress. Nonetheless, Hurts has been effective in two years as a starter – totaling 4,861 passing yards, 1,809 rushing yards and 61 total touchdowns (40 passing, 21 rushing) to 10 interceptions while having a 62 percent completion rating. 

As fall camp arrives next month, stayed tune as Touchdown Alabama Magazine will continue providing all updates on the quarterback race. For now, Hurts anticipates proving to fans, teammates and himself that he has become the complete package for the Crimson Tide.

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

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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