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Jalen Hurts is not one for switching positions in the NFL, he’s ‘a QB and that is that’

Former Alabama, Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts (No. 2) scores game-winning TD for the Tide in 2018 SEC Championship/Photo from Brett Davis - USA Today Sports

Jalen Hurts is more than determined to show everyone he is a quarterback. 

After three seasons at Alabama and one year at Oklahoma, the three-time conference champion and College Football Playoff National Champion (2017) is now at the NFL Scouting Combine ready to compete. His measurements were strong at 6-1 and 222 pounds with 9 6/8” hands. 

Regardless of some people wanting him to explore switching positions, the native Texan provided one answer to reporters at Lucas Oil Stadium. Per a video from CBS Sports HQ, Hurts said he is ‘a quarterback and that’s that.’

He prides himself as a team player and he’ll be excited by whomever takes him; however, he is not settling for anything other than quarterback. 

He was a Heisman finalist for the Sooners in 2019, as Hurts totaled 5,174 yards offensively with 53 touchdowns. The former four-star was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and carried Oklahoma into the CFP. Hurts became the first quarterback of the CFP era to lead multiple programs to the playoff. NFL coaches like players that are driven and Hurts is one of them. 

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He may be viewed as a developmental or project player, but Hurts is prepared to show the masses that he’s the real deal.

He will take the field for on-field workouts on Thursday. 

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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.

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