Mack Wilson is now considered one of the leaders on Alabama’s defense. As the starting Mike linebacker, he’s the tone-setter. He’s not shy about giving his opinion, either.
That notion held true on Thursday when he responded to an article that was released by Bleacher Report about Jalen Hurts’ future with the team.
I believe in all our QB’s. https://t.co/1QBZskpzDh
— Lyndell “Mack” Wilson (@iam__mw3o) April 19, 2018
There’s been growing speculation as to whether or not Hurts would be open to a position change. His father put that idea to rest in the article. With that said, it’s starting to sound like the Crimson Tide will lose whichever player doesn’t come out of the competition as the starter.
It’ll be interesting to see how this quarterback competition ends up effecting Alabama’s locker room. If the team takes Wilson’s approach, it may not be much of an issue.
It’s the unknown that provides concern, however. This isn’t the first time that the team has faced a quarterback competition. It is, however, the first time during the Saban era that an established player such as Hurts has faced competition after having success early in his career.
This competition doesn’t seem like it’s even close to being over. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it carry over into next season, depending on Saban’s preference on when he’d like to announce the victor.
What’s even more concerning is the depth at the position. If Hurts or Tagovailoa leaves, that would leave Alabama with only two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster (Mac Jones).
It’s difficult to think that Saban would be comfortable with that scenario. But at this point, will he have a choice?