Jalen Hurts’ NFL future hinges on fit and growth, and QB knows it


MOBILE, Ala. — If there’s one thing you should know by now about Jalen Hurts, it’s that he doesn’t care about naysayers. Rejection doesn’t faze him. His self-confidence drowns out all the noise that might derail others in similar situations. 

That’s why even after losing the starting quarterback job to Tua Tagovailoa at Alabama in 2018, he remained prepared mentally and physically and was able to lead the Crimson Tide to an SEC championship when Tagovailoa got hurt. And that’s why he transferred to Oklahoma the following year rather than settle for a backup role. In his lone year in Norma, he passed for a career-high 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions and also rushed for 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 5.6 yards per carry while leading the Sooners to the Big 12 title.

Hurts finished second in Heisman Trophy voting behind LSU’s Joe Burrow.



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