This Sunday, 2 all-time great Alabama quarterbacks will face off in an exciting NFL matchup.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, and Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins quarterback, will battle it out in the NFL’s game of the week.

Ahead of the matchup, Nick Saban reflected on the 2 quarterbacks’ time together at Alabama.

“I never had 2 players that were really, really good players at the same position who actually supported each other the way those 2 guys supported each other when they were here,” Saban said during the SEC coaches teleconference. “I think that comes from mutual respect and both guys being great team guys and putting the team before their own personal feelings.”

While Tagovailoa led Alabama for 2 straight seasons, he was benched in the SEC Championship in 2017 for Hurts, who led the Tide to the College Football Playoff. Throughout the process of everything the 2 went through, the supported one another unconditionally.

“One guy went like 26-2 as a starter and got replaced by another guy for a whole year and supported him, and when that guy got hurt, he went in and won the game,” Saban said. “But the psychological support that they gave each other in every circumstance is something that I think is really, really special and I’m sure they have the same feeling about each other. I know they’re both great competitors so they’re going to go do what they have to do for their team, but I do think there will be a mutual respect by both guys.”

Hurts had to spend a year behind Tagovailoa during the 2018 season, but Saban believes he still managed to get better during that year.

“When you get opportunities, you’re going to be a much better player because you made an improvement in all those areas,” Saban said. “He took that and did a great job with it and I think made a significant progress. I’ve said before he probably improved more the year that he didn’t play than the years that he did, as a passer.”

The Eagles and Dolphins will face off at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday night.