SEC insider says that Tua Tagovailoa will be Alabama's starting QB by end of season
Alabama fans were certainly encouraged by what they saw from freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa in Saturday’s A-Day spring game, as the young Hawaiian showed off a strong arm in the high-flying scrimmage.
Tagovailoa’s debut performance has even impressed some media members, and SEC insider Mike Detillier went as far as to say he thinks the freshman will replace Jalen Hurts as Alabama’s starting quarterback by the end of the 2017 season, according to his appearance on an Alabama radio station on Tuesday afternoon:
— Ryan C. Fowler (@RyanCFowler) April 25, 2017
Considering Hurts was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year after an impressive freshman campaign in 2016, Detillier may be a little too overhyped about Tagovailoa.
However, if Hurts doesn’t develop as a passer (though he looked good in Saturday’s scrimmage, too), it is possible that coach Nick Saban will give the freshman a chance to show what he can do.