Staff Writer Alex Scarborough ranked the top quarterbacks in the SEC on Monday and pegged Alabama dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts at the top of the list.
1. Alabama QB Jalen Hurts: At the end of the day, a quarterback is judged on his record. And, frankly, Hurts was impeccable in that respect as a freshman, helping Alabama win the SEC and reach the College Football Playoff with a 14-1 record. The kid is pretty talented, too. The dual-threat QB amassed 3,734 total yards and 36 touchdowns while basically learning on the fly. With the maturity that comes with a year under his belt, along with the possibility of an improved deep ball, Hurts could be even more productive as a sophomore.
Here is the complete top five:
1. Jalen Hurts, Alabama
2. Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State
3. Austin Allen, Arkansas
4. Shea Patterson, Ole Miss
5. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn