Hurts is on his way out of Tuscaloosa.
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts is reportedly looking to transfer schools, as he recently entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to Barton Simmons of CBS Sports.
Hurts, a junior, lost his starting job this season to sophomore sensation Tua Tagovailoa, who led the Crimson Tide to a 14-0 record before they were dominated by Clemson in the National Championship.
During Hurts' first two years at Alabama, he threw for a combined 4,861 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, to go along with 1,809 yards and 21 touchdowns rushing, according to ESPN.
He appeared in all but two games this season, including the SEC Championship when he stepped up to lead Alabama to victory over Georgia after Tagovailoa suffered an injury.
"I've probably never been more proud of a player than Jalen," Saban said. "It's unprecedented to have a guy that won as many games as he won -- I think 26 or something, over a two-year period, start as a freshman, only lose a couple games this whole time that he was a starter -- and then all of a sudden, he's not the quarterback.
"How do you manage that? How do you handle that? You've got to have a tremendous amount of character and class to put team first, knowing your situation is not what it used to be. And for a guy that's a great competitor, that takes a lot. It's not easy to do."
According to ESPN, Hurts has one year of eligibility remaining and since he graduated in December, he could transfer and be able to play immediately. The 6'2 Houston native is expected to have plenty of suitors once he is eligible to transfer.
USA Today reports that schools like Oklahoma, TCU and Miami are among the teams that could use his services.
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