Oh, there might be a movie made about this one day.
On Saturday, quarterback Jalen Hurts replaced an injured Tua Tagovailoa and led Alabama to a pair of scoring drives in the fourth quarter of the Crimson Tide’s 35-28 win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
Things had come full circle.
In last season’s College Football Championship game, Hurts was benched in the second half of Alabama’s game against Georgia and watched Tagovailoa lead the Crimson Tide’s comeback win.
Hurts could have pouted about losing his job. He could have criticized coach Nick Saban. He could have transferred. Instead, Hurts stuck around and found redemption on Saturday.
People watching around the nation were amazed and impressed with Hurts. This is a sample of wht they were saying.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted this:
Former Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was impressed:
Rich Eisen of the NFL Network let his kids know about Hurts:
Here is what Steven A. Smith tweeted:
Former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles praised Hurts:
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit said Hurts was a great example to others:
This is what CBS Sports tweeted:
Ivan Maisel of ESPN called it a story that was almost too good to be true:
Former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten tweeted:
Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock hopes Hurts eventually runs for president: