Braxton Miller was never going to be Alabama’s next quarterback.
That’s what the former Ohio State wide receiver told media on Tuesday night in Mobile, Ala., where some of this draft class’ best players are participating in the Senior Bowl.
Miller was a two-time All-Big Ten quarterback at Ohio State before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in 2014. In his absence, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones both played at a high level, and the competition — along with his injury — pushed Miller to wide receiver.
Before he made the switch, college football fans wondered if he would transfer to play quarterback somewhere else. Alabama, maybe?
But Miller told AL.com‘s Michael Casagrande that, despite doing his rehab in Birmingham, he never heard from anyone on the Crimson Tide coaching staff.
“Yeah man, but (the rumors) got me a lot of Alabama fans, though,” Miller said. “They’re very friendly. I appreciate all the Alabama fans who accepted me.”