Jalen Hurts has committed to play for the University of Oklahoma for the 2019-20 college football season. Hurts is coming from Alabama where he played in three national championship games in his three seasons. However, after a bad first half in the 2018 national championship against
But have no fear Sooner fans, Tua’s dominance does not say much about
Hurts had a 26-2 record as a starter, had 71 total touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. And that’s in an offense that is constantly playing with a lead and trying to grind out the clock. But we saw enough of Jalen at Alabama to know he’s a dangerous offensive weapon and can hurt you by throwing or running.
Jalen isn’t known for his laser accuracy. But he has a rocket for an arm and can run like a running back. He’s not as fast as Kyler Murray, but no one is. But that doesn’t necessarily make him a worse runner. Hurts is a running spread-option quarterback with arm strength. The accuracy isn’t complete (but an offseason with Lincoln Riley can do wonders for anyone), but he makes up for it with his decision making.
To compare, Kyler Murray in three seasons threw 50
If you need proof that he’s already polished, there’s a video of him redeeming himself against the very team that forced him out of his starting job a year ago. A team Oklahoma fans are familiar with by now. Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs are no easy team to beat. But he did just that after replacing a banged up Tua.
Jalen Hurts isn’t Kyler Murray just like Kyler Murray wasn’t Baker Mayfield. But when you’re a talented QB playing in Lincoln Riley’s system, your already in a position to succeed. When a system fit to make it easy on quarterbacks meets an elite QB, it’s a beautiful sight to see. Thanks Lincoln Riley.
I’ll catch you guys next year, when I write an article about how Spencer Rattler isn’t Jalen Hurts and doesn’t need to be. Here’s last year’s on Kyler Murray replacing Baker.