Jalen Hurts vs. Jake Fromm: Does one team have an advantage at QB?
Two young QBs will square off in the National Championship Game Monday night, but which one gives his team the edge in the matchup?
Jalen Hurts is definitely a dynamic, dual-threat QB for Alabama, but there is no denying he has struggled at times in the passing game. While he did lead the Crimson Tide offense against Clemson and threw two touchdowns in the win, Alabama will likely need a better performance from Hurts against Georgia.
SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers broke down the issues he saw from Hurts in the Sugar Bowl, and he sees the sophomore making some mistakes expected out of freshman players:
“Jalen Hurts is a talented player,” said Rodgers. “He’s poised and does a lot of good things. As a sophomore, he’s making some mistakes that I would expect out of a true freshman.”
Rodgers went on to explain that it is Hurts’ pre-snap recognition and staring down receivers that has hindered his work under center. Hurts will need to do a better job at working through his progressions to find the open receiver.
Jake Fromm, as a true freshman, will be the starter for Georgia, and he has stepped up on multiple occasions this season. According to Rodgers, it is Fromm’s ability to look off defenders early that has set him apart early on. Rodgers also said that Fromm’s ability to focus on the details as a freshman player is remarkable.
You can see Rodgers’ full breakdown of the two QBs here.
Both players will need to stay focused and perform at the top of their game in order to bring home a championship.