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Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have their teams at 3-0 atop their divisions

Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa celebrate a score against Tennessee
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Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts were good for the University of Alabama and good for the National Football League in their third seasons.

The two assisted the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017 and are proving naysayers wrong in the NFL. Both put in work during the offseason to improve their bodies, leadership, communication skills, passing mechanics, and overall performance. The work and motivation are paying off as the two former Tide quarterbacks have their teams at 3-0 and atop their divisions. Tagovailoa has taken down two elite quarterbacks — Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen — in back-to-back weeks.

Tua Tagovailoa (#1) drops back to pass for Dolphins versus Bills

Photo of Tua Tagovailoa (#1) attempting a pass for Miami Dolphins versus Buffalo Bills comes via Jasen Vinlove – USA Today Sports

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Hurts is setting records and has the Philadelphia Eagles happy they chose him in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jalen Hurts (#1) throws a pass for Eagles versus Commanders

Photo of Jalen Hurts (#1) throwing a pass for Eagles versus Commanders comes via Geoff Burke – USA Today Sports

Tagovailoa and Hurts are in the top 10 in the NFL for passing yards, completion percentage, and passer rating. Both have the trust of their teammates, coaches, and the organization. Tagovailoa and Hurts are having fun.

Two fierce competitors from Nick Saban are putting the league on notice.

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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. 

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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