Alabama QB Jalen Hurts draws major praise from ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit
The numbers might not jump off the page when it comes to Alabama QB Jalen Hurts this year, but that doesn’t mean the sophomore is having a bad year.
In fact, with the Crimson Tide sitting at 7-0 and at No. 1 in the AP Poll, Hurts is doing exactly what needs to be done for his team.
On Saturday, as the Crimson Tide were busy taking down Arkansas 41-9, ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit said Hurts has improved his game, especially as a passer, but just hasn’t had to show it yet (via 247Sports):
“People can talk all they want about Jalen Hurts and ask if he has developed as a passer, but he hasn’t had to pass the football this year averaging over 300 yards a game on the ground,” Herbstreit said. “I’m telling you right now, from where he was as a true freshman to where he is as a true sophomore, he is just fine as a passer.”
Through seven games, Hurts barely has 1,000 passing yards, but as Herbie said, that’s not what the Crimson Tide need from him.
If he can continue making plays with his legs and adding a big throw every now and then, Alabama should continue to rack up the victories — which is the most important thing at the end of the day.