Jalen Hurts: Mac Jones had a “very unique” college career; I’m happy it worked out


Alabama’s last three starting quarterbacks are now spread out in the NFL, with each having at least an opportunity to start in 2021.

Mac Jones, this year’s 15th overall pick, will have to beat out Cam Newton to make that happen. Jones’ former teammate Jalen Hurts — the presumptive Eagles QB1 — was recently interviewed by WVTM 13 in Birmingham. Hurts noted he’s glad Jones was able to display his talent at Alabama after a significant wait.

“Mac Jones, he had the opportunity — I think the best way you can learn is to watch,” Hurts said, via MassLive.com. “Watch, take note of those around you, kind of learn the lay of the land if you will, and learn that way. Mac had a very unique college career where he had to stay patient and it worked out for him. And I’m happy it did.

“He was able to watch me and Tua [Tagovailoa] go through that, get him some burn here and there, and ultimately when it was his time, he took off with it. And now he has a great opportunity for his future.”

Hurts and Tagovailoa also have an opportunity to show they can become franchise quarterbacks with Philadelphia and Miami. If all three are successful in the league, there will probably be multiple documentaries made about Alabama’s QBs room in 2017 and 2018.

10 responses to “Jalen Hurts: Mac Jones had a “very unique” college career; I’m happy it worked out

  1. bengal4573 says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:46 pm
    Bama QBs always bust, just like my buckeyes.

    Bart Starr, Joe Namath, and Ken Stabler would like a word with you.

  2. Maybe one of the guys will stick and we’ll have first decent Bama QB since Richard Todd. Prior to that, It’s Snake and Broadway Joe. And way back, Bart Starr. OK, long way of saying nothing much at pro level since 1970s.

  3. I foresee Mac Jones will be the best of the three and he is also in the best situation in terms of team and coaching.

  4. Don’t know what MJones will end up being, but I do know the coaches are more than thrilled so far

  5. If Mac Jones fails in New England it will be on him…. He’s set up to succeed as good as ANY new QB could be…..
    I think he’ll be OUTSTANDING by the start of his 2nd year….

  6. I’m not an Eagles fan. I actually really dislike them but I’m pulling for Jalen Hurts. I hope he does well and becomes one of the top QBs in the NFL. I feel this way because of how he conducted himself his last year at Alabama when he was replaced and then had to come back to help win the National Championship.

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