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.