Jalen Hurts has announced that he is leaving Alabama and transferring to Oklahoma, where he is becoming the third transfer quarterback who will be the starter for Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. ESPN reports Hurts is transferring from Alabama and will play for the reigning Big 12 champions.

Hurts made his announcement on The Players Tribune. Hurts said he has decided to take his skills and talents to the University of Oklahoma, where he will develop as a quarterback and student. He is honored to have this opportunity and excited for what lies ahead.

Jalen brings talent and skill to Oklahoma

Jalen Hurts started for two years at Alabama and led the Crimson Tide to a 26-2 record and made two appearances in the national championship game. He ended up backing up Tua Tagovailoa in 2018, later replacing him at halftime at the championship game two years ago.

Bleacher Report has reported that he did not play much in 2018, but ended up leading the Crimson Tide to victory in the SEC championship game and to the college football playoff. Hurts' final game with Alabama was at the championship game, which they lost to Clemson on January 7.

Jalen Hurts future leader of Sooners football

Kyler Murray won the Heisman as a transfer; after transferring from Texas A&M. Before Murray, was Baker Mayfield, who won the Heisman after transferring from Texas Tech. Jalen Hurts now must compete with Tagovailoa and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and others, for the award. If Hurts is able to develop as a deep passer in Alabama's offensive gameplan and continue to develop his footwork, he will definitely have a place in Alabama.

Individual stats are not a focus for Hurts, who could have individual glory when Tagovailoa beat him out for the Alabama starting job. Hurts is more focused on the team and winning. With Jalen Hurts taking snaps, Oklahoma now has a quarterback with a better rate of success than Murray and Mayfield combined for on the team.

Jalen Hurts is backed up with power running backs Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon, which will beef up Oklahoma's running game and punish teams as Oklahoma's offense continues to evolve.

With Hurts coming to Oklahoma, it becomes a favorite to win the Big 12 and now has a chance to return to the college football playoff, leading to a possible matchup with Alabama, in the future. Fans will have to wait and see how he produces on the field next season for the Oklahoma Sooners.

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