Alabama Football: Jalen Hurts To Transfer If He Loses Starting Job, Per Report

There could soon be a big name transfer quarterback available depending on how the Alabama football team’s quarterback competition plays out, according to reports. On Thursday morning, Hurts’ father revealed in an interview that the signal-caller plans on transferring from Alabama if he loses the starting quarterback job to Tua Tagovailoa during the offseason.

“Coach Saban’s job is to do what’s best for his team. I have no problem with that,” Averion Hurts told Bleacher Report.

“My job is to do what’s best for Jalen—and make no mistake, Jalen is a quarterback, and he wants to play quarterback. He loves Alabama, loves Coach Saban and everything about that place. But he wants to play, and he will play…”

More from the report:

If Jalen was to transfer, it would leave Alabama with just two scholarship quarterbacks — Tagovailoa and Mac Jones — on its roster. After redshirting his first year on campus last season, Jones has shown great promise this spring. The former four-star recruit drew glowing reviews from head coach Nick Saban following Alabama’s second scrimmage over the weekend.

Hurts is currently running the first-team offense while Tagovailoa recovers from a hand injury.