Most Interesting Power Five Quarterback Battles: 20 For 2020 Offseason Topics No. 8

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Most Interesting Power Five Quarterback Battles: 20 For 2020 Offseason Topics No. 8

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Most Interesting Power Five Quarterback Battles: 20 For 2020 Offseason Topics No. 8

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SEC: Alabama Crimson Tide

It was the talk of the college football world two years ago …

Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts? As it turned out, both were pretty good – there was no wrong choice.

Last year, it was Tagovailoa’s team to run, but the depth was a major concern after Hurts went off to dominate for Oklahoma.

Fantastic, Tagovailoa was in the midst of another fantastic season before going down with a college career-ending hip injury. A silver lining in the disaster was the time as the No. 1 starting guy Mac Jones was able to get in two of the biggest games of the season.

He threw two huge interceptions for scores in the loss to Auburn, but he also cranked up 335 yards and four touchdown passes. In the Citrus Bowl against Michigan, he came up with a solid 327-yard, three touchdown day with no picks.

He might not be the most talented quarterback on the roster, but he’s put in the time to step into the starting spot with a big leg up.

Taulia Tagovailoa isn’t the passer his brother is, and he’s not built the same way, but with a little bit of experience and dual-threat skills, he’ll get every shot to make his own name with the program.

6-5, 220-pound Paul Tyson is a big passer who’ll be in the rotation for a backup job – he’d have to be lights out to beat out Jones. However, super recruit Bryce Young could be way too good to keep out of the starting job when the season kicks off against USC – the team Bama stole him away from.

The 6-0, 190-pound do-it-all star prospect from Pasadena might not have been the top quarterback recruit in the 2020 class – Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei is either No. 1 or 1A along with Young – but he wasn’t far off.

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