TUSCALOOSA, AL (WJHG/WECP) Alabama may be close to losing it's security blanket, in terms of its
backup quarterback Jalen Hurts.
The junior, who has a year of eligibility remaining, has reportedly entered the NCAA's Transfer Portal, which allows other schools to contact Hurts about the possibility of him moving.
Hurts graduated a few weeks ago, so as a graduate transfer, he will not have to sit out a season, and can play at another school in 2019.
Hurts was Alabama's starter in 2016 and 2017 and was 26-2 in those two seasons, winning SEC Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman. He led Alabama to two championship game appearances.
This season, sophomore Tua Tagovailoa beat him out for the starting job and ultimately finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.
Still, Hurts played quite a bit this season, completing 51 of 70 passes for 765 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions as the backup. He also rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns.
During his two seasons as the starter, Hurts threw for a combined 4,861 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, to go along with 1,809 yards and 21 touchdowns rushing.