Alabama has had some incredible teams in the past, but this 2018 squad could be Nick Saban’s best team ever.
Through six games, the lowest amount of points this offense has scored is 45 against Texas A&M, and we are still waiting for a team that is capable of at least slowing down the Crimson Tide.
FOX Sports analyst Clay Travis believes that this Alabama team could be the best ever, and he doesn’t think that their quarterback gets enough credit for his play.
“Tua Tagovailoa is not just good on a good Alabama team,” said Travis. “Through six games, he is posting one of the most historically dominant seasons for a quarterback in the history of college football. His six games are better than the best six games that Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Tim Tebow or RG3 has ever posted.”
“Tua is completing 75.2 percent of his passes. Tua has completed 18 touchdown passes, he only has 25 incompletions on the season. Tua leads the nation in offensive efficiency. Last year, Baker Mayfield set an all-time quarterback efficiency rating, right now, Tua is 40 points higher than Baker Mayfield was last season (at this point in the season.)”
Wow, Travis really did just put Tagovailoa’s greatness in perspective. But Saban has had good teams before, and we are only six games into 2018; can Alabama keep up this kind of play for an entire year? Travis thinks so:
“It’s not just that Tua at this point is a good quarterback, or that he is the best quarterback that Nick Saban has ever coached, he may be the best quarterback, if he keeps this data up, in college football history. Which is why Alabama is on track right now, and I don’t say this lightly, to be the greatest college football team that we have ever seen.”
You can listen to Travis’ full comments here, courtesy of @Outkick on Twitter:
"Alabama is on track right now — and I don't say this lightly — to be the greatest college football team that we have ever seen." — @ClayTravis on the 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide. pic.twitter.com/d17O0cJrF2
— Outkick the Coverage (@Outkick) October 9, 2018