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VIDEO: Alabama’s Mac Jones is the most proven QB returning to the SEC

Contrary to popular belief, Mac Jones returns to the University of Alabama as the most proven quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.

He filled in admirably for Tua Tagovailoa and did more than hold his own in his four starts last year.

Jones led Alabama’s offense to 40-point performances versus Arkansas and Auburn, while guiding the team to a 35-16 victory over Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. Despite a pair of pick-sixes versus the Tigers, the native Floridian responded with four touchdown passes – earning the respect of Auburn’s leaders on defense. 

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While the team has bought into Jones, members of the Crimson Tide’s fan base remain unsold on him as the starting quarterback. Doubts still occur in their mind on whether the former four-star can actually lead the Tide to a national championship. On Wednesday, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine compared Jones to the other signal callers in the SEC. With the conference losing Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow and Jake Fromm to the National Football League, there aren’t many proven guys returning.

For those who are not sold on Jones, who would be better than him? 

The discussion was interesting via In My Own Words. 

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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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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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