Alabama QB battle not over yet? Jalen Hurts reportedly had a big second scrimmage
Following an abysmal performance in Alabama’s first scrimmage of fall camp, many people wrote off Jalen Hurts’ chances of winning the starting quarterback job.
Coupled with Tua Tagovailoa’s huge performance, it seemed to spell the end of Hurts’s hold on the starting gig. However, during the second scrimmage on Saturday, Hurts had a much better day.
According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Hurts had at least two touchdown passes and didn’t have any passes intercepted:
After a not so great performance in Alabama’s first preseason scrimmage, Jalen Hurts bounced back and did very well on Saturday. Hurts threw at least two touchdowns — one to freshman Jaylen Waddle and one to Henry Ruggs — and nearly had another on a long pass to Waddle that ended with Waddle getting knocked out of bounds just short of the end zone. Also, after throwing three interceptions during that first scrimmage, Hurts didn’t have any on Saturday.
Tagovailoa, meanwhile, took a safety early, but finished with yet another big day, per Zenitz:
Tua Tagovailoa started slow, took a safety at one point, had some near-interceptions and took a couple bad sacks. He did, however, end up throwing at least three touchdowns with no interceptions.
If Tagovailoa continues to put up numbers like that, it won’t matter how well Hurts plays this fall. But, based on his performance Saturday, Hurts has ensured that the quarterback battle isn’t over yet.