Video: Jalen Hurts strongly reaffirms he’s a QB and will not work out at other positions
Back in 2018, some felt that a young Louisville quarterback by the name of Lamar Jackson should change to wide receiver ahead of the NFL Draft. He ended up staying under center and getting drafted by the Baltimore Ravens at the end of the first round.
Here we are, two years into Jackson’s NFL career, and he is an MVP…as a quarterback.
Now, Oklahoma signal-caller Jalen Hurts is hearing similar questions, and much like Jackson did a couple of years ago, he is shutting them down:
“I’m a quarterback. That’s that,” said Hurts, via Bleacher Report.
Hurts has drawn comparisons to Jackson for his freakish athleticism, and it’s easy to see why.
The 21-year-old is coming off of a senior campaign in which he threw for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 69.7 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 191.2. In addition, Hurts racked up 1,298 yards and a remarkable 20 scores as a rusher, averaging 5.6 yards per carry.
Hurts actually began his collegiate career at Alabama, spending his first three seasons with the Crimson Tide before transferring to Oklahoma for his final NCAA campaign.
In three years at Alabama, Hurts totaled 5,626 yards, 48 touchdowns and 12 picks, completing 62.9 percent of his throws and registering a passer rating of 148.8. He also logged 1,976 yards while reaching the end zone 23 times as a rusher, recording 5.2 yards per attempt.
There has been some debate as to whether or not Jalen Hurts is actually a first-round talent, but there were some who were saying the same thing about Jackson two years ago.