For a team with Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, the Alabama Crimson Tide are strangely focused on adding a quarterback to the roster.

On Sunday, reports surfaced that coach Nick Saban and his staff would be pursuing a graduate transfer from the American Athletic Conference.

According to Matt Zenitz of, the Tide are pursuing East Carolina QB Gardner Minshew, who has experience at the FBS level:

Minshew appeared in 10 games last year, throwing for 2,140 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Pirates, however, struggled in 2017, finishing with just a 3-9 overall record.

Minshew left ECU in January and could probably start for a lot of FBS programs, but it appears the Tide are very interested in him and we’ll have to wait to see if he ends up in Tuscaloosa in 2018.