I could see this as a possibility.” Washington’s future at quarterback is in question.
The first meeting of two black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl — Patrick Mahomes versus Jalen Hurts — has resonated in a big way with Doug Williams — the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl, doing so for Joe Gibbs and the then-Washington Redskins at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego on Jan. 31, 1988. “I remember during the years at Alabama, he was more of a runner than he was a passer,” Williams said.
Former Alabama football quarterback Jalen Hurts is headed to the Super Bowl. He transferred to Oklahoma for his senior season, passing for 3,851 yards with 38 touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 1,298 yards and 20 more scores.
At Oklahoma you saw some of it, but still, I wasn't sure it was going to translate to the NFL, and man, has he been great. So I was a big fan of him from a character standpoint, but I didn't know he could be this kind of quarterback.
And it seems Hurts is something of a college basketball connoisseur. Why was Jalen Hurts at Syracuse basketball game?
The NFL’s Pro Bowl Games will soon take place and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will not be in attendance, despite being a first-alternate quarterback. He notes that it is not due to any delays, but the “deliberate progression through protocol.”
Jalen Hurts played for Alabama football from 2016 to 2018, appearing in 42 games and amassing a record of 26-2 as a starting quarterback. Hurts will be the first former Alabama quarterback to start in the Super Bowl since Ken Stabler in 1977.
Nick Saban and Alabama football fans are very proud of Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith. Hurts, a quarterback, assisted the Crimson Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships, including one against Georgia in 2018.
Jalen Hurts has been on an incredible journey as a 24-year-old. He watched Clemson’s Deshaun Watson take a national championship from him as a freshman, Tua Tagovailoa replace him as Aabama’s starting quarterback in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Georgia, and NFL prognosticators doubt his ability to transition to a complete quarterback.
That’s the air that Hurts breathes now. With an underdog story and something to prove, the Alabama star who was benched at halftime of a national championship game is starting to feel a lot like America’s quarterback.
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