Jalen Hurts has revealed the most challenging thing about playing quarterback at Alabama.
In a short question-and-answer session with the Crimson Tide’s official website published Wednesday, the young signal caller said showing leadership and executing are the most challenging aspects of his role. Check out his full response below.
What is the most challenging thing about your position?
A: “Just being a leader on the field and going out there and executing. I think when you prepare, it helps a lot in your performance.”
That’s a short answer, but it’s still interesting to hear what’s the most difficult thing about excelling in such a high-profile position at a young age.
Hurts did quite well with his leadership and execution last season as a freshman. He completed 240 of 382 passes for 2,780 yards with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Alabama finished 14-1 and came up one victory short of claiming its second consecutive national championship.
The Crimson Tide will rely on Hurts to take another step forward in 2017. Alabama will be favored to win another SEC West title, and Hurts’ growth under new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will go a long way in determining the Crimson Tide’s success.
Hurts will be worth watching next fall.