A-Day and spring practice are behind us, but there are still plenty of questions to answer about Alabama football. The players are away from the team to focus on finishing classes, recovering and personal development before summer workouts begin. Here we’ll take a look at a question each day. Check out our archives here.
What do you make of Alabama football adding a quarterback in the 2018 class?
In case you missed it late last week, Alabama football added a quarterback to its 2018 class when Layne Hatcher de-committed from Arkansas State to join the Crimson Tide.
If you’re looking at this from Hatcher’s standpoint, this is an easy decision. If Alabama wants you, chances are you’re going to there.
For Alabama, this makes sense on a few levels depending on how you want to read into it.
The biggest key for Alabama is having an insurance policy in case someone gets hurt or decides to transfer.
No matter how talented each is in their own right, Alabama still only had three scholarship quarterbacks prior to Hatcher joining the team.
Jalen Hurts is a junior, Tua Tagovailoa is a sophomore and Mac Jones is a redshirt freshman.
Hurts has shown the ability to lead Alabama through the grind of a season and make it to back-to-back National Championship Games.
Tagovailoa played a wonderful half of football, but no one knows if he can lead Alabama through a 12-game regular season and an SEC gauntlet. There’s also the curious case of his left hand injury and whether he can remain setback-free.
Jones showed flashes during the A-Day spring game, but he has no game experience.
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