Did Jalen Hurts make the right choice transferring to Oklahoma? | The Tylt
Did Jalen Hurts make the right choice transferring to Oklahoma?
Jalen Hurts has been the good teammate all season. Instead of pouting about losing his starting job, he stayed at Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide earn a berth in the College Football Playoff with an incredible relief performance in the SEC Championship. If anyone deserved to transfer to build their individual resume, it's Hurts.
Before Tua Tagovailoa took over during the 2018 national championship game, Hurts earned a 26-2 record as a starter and showed improved touch on his passes. He has a chance to be a legitimate NFL quarterback prospect, but he needs more playing time in order to do that. He won't get that backing up Tagovailoa. He needed to transfer.
More playing time is a tempting proposition for Hurts, but what will happen when he gets it? Oklahoma isn't nearly has talented as Alabama and that was proven at the national semifinal game of the College Football Playoff. He will struggle and his draft stock will drop. Staying at Alabama would have afforded Hurts the best opportunity to improve.
Quarterbacks like Matt Cassell have been drafted as a backup, and Cassell never had the accomplished resume Hurts has at Alabama. Plus, he's still a hero in Tuscaloosa where he upheld a standard of loyalty rarely seen in the sport today. He should have stay in Alabama.