What Jalen Milroe needs to show during A-Day to win the starting quarterback job"> What Jalen Milroe needs to show on A-Day to win the QB job
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What Jalen Milroe needs to show during A-Day to win the starting quarterback job

Jalen Milroe warms up in Alabama's indoor facility
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After having Bryce Young for two seasons as a starter, Alabama fans turn their attention to Saturday’s spring game to see who shines more as the potential starting quarterback for next season.

Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson are competing for the job. 

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Milroe, a sophomore, came to Alabama in its 2021 class from Katy, Texas. 

He enrolled as a four-star recruit, possessing the ability to run and pass the football. Milroe gained marquee experience last season at the expense of Young sustaining a shoulder injury. He showcased his athletic abilities versus Arkansas, helping the Tide to a 49-26 victory. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder had three turnovers against Texas A&M, but he responded with three touchdown passes. Milroe endured the pressure, propelling Alabama to a 24-20 victory. People have doubted his ability to be a consistent, accurate passer, but Milroe has improved his mechanics. He tossed an exemplary touchdown pass in practice to wide receiver Ja’Corey Brooks, despite perfect coverage from Kool-Aid McKinstry. Both quarterbacks have had up-and-down moments in practice, but Milroe could separate himself in the A-Day game. Below is what Milroe needs to do to win the starting job.

1. Protect the football

Jalen Milroe cannot afford to have several turnovers.

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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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