Among the biggest stories involving Alabama football in 2016 was the emergence of a true freshman from Channelview, Texas.


Jalen Hurts accounted for 2,780 passing yards, 954 yards rushing and 36 total touchdowns in his inaugural season in the crimson and white.

Since the end of the Clemson game in Tampa, another freshman phenom has garnered a lot of attention from fans and media that follow Alabama football.

Tua Tagovailoa signed with Alabama and was among the early enrollees during the 2017 signing class. He earned numerous accolades throughout his high school career at St. Louis High School in Hawaii including the 2016 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Hawaii and was named as the USA’s top dual-threat quarterback by organizations such as ESPN, Scot and 247Sports.

Earlier in the week, former Alabama fullback Martin Houston analyzed how the Manning Passing Academy could be a game changer for sophomore Jalen Hurts. During Thursday’s edition of The Blitz, Houston broadened his analysis of the quarterback situation by examining the upsides for both Hurts and Tagovailoa.

The host of The Blitz along with various caller looked at the aspects of the two quarterbacks including how the raw ability and leadership skills carried Hurts through the 2016 season, Hurts’ ceiling as a passer and their performances during the 2017 A-Day Game.


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