If anyone knows a thing or two about quarterback play in the SEC, it’s Tim Tebow.

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One the greatest to ever play the position in the conference weighed in on one of the hottest topics of the offseason Thursday night on SEC Network when he said Jalen Hurts should start at quarterback for Alabama over Tua Tagovailoa.

His reasoning wasn’t based on skill; it was centered around making sure both are ready to play (and showing respect to Hurts).

“I don’t see what it hurts to start Jalen for the first series or two, then go to Tua,” Tebow said. “If he’s (Tua) balling, then let him go.”

He added that teams should play two quarterbacks to lessen the beating on both players, and he used an example that if Cam Newton would have stayed at Florida with Tebow, he could have lessened the blows Tebow took in the running game.

“I’m saying why ruin one of the best players in the country for another one,” Tebow said.

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have yet to name a starter for Saturday’s game against Louisville. Tagovailoa completed 64 percent of his passes last season with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions, while Hurts has more overall experience and the national title.

Saban talked Alabama quarterbacks Thursday on the Dan Patrick Show.

It very well may be the first series before anyone knows who will take the first snap. Tebow chimed in, saying he believes both Tagovailoa and Hurts are still in the dark as to who will be the starter. If he has his way, both would definitely see the field.

“I don’t think they know who the starter is,” Tebow said.

It’ll be interesting to see how Saban handles the quarterback position against Louisville.