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Old Alabama QB graphic goes viral after Jalen Hurts, Eagles get eliminated

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in pads

Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs off the field after loss against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It has not been a great year for Alabama quarterbacks in the NFL. An old post glorifying them went viral Monday after Crimson Tide alum Jalen Hurts’s Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs.

Hurts was the last Alabama QB standing before his Eagles were crushed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

After the Eagles’ loss to close out Wild Card Weekend, fans on X revived a Bleacher Report graphic from last April that showed four Alabama QBs — Hurts, Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa, and Bryce Young — all standing side-by-side.

“Bama QB room dominating the NFL,” the post’s caption read.

Fans on X had a field day clowning the post for turning out to be wildly inaccurate.

The post was uploaded during the 2023 NFL Draft after Young was selected by the Panthers with the first overall pick.

During that time, Hurts was coming off a Super Bowl appearance. Tagovailoa was recovering from an injury-riddled season but still managed to get an MVP vote. Jones was slated for a bounce-back third season after a sophomore slump.

Alabama QBs weren’t exactly “dominating” but they at least had four starters in the NFL coming into the season. However, the year could not have gone worse for all four Crimson Tide alumni.

Young has been vastly outplayed by second overall pick CJ Stroud in a season that led to the firing of both Young’s head coach and general manager.

Hurts’ Eagles suffered one of the worst midseason collapses in recent memory after going 10-1 to start the year.

Tagovailoa went viral on Saturday after asking Patrick Mahomes, the QB that eliminated him from the playoffs, for his jersey. The Dolphins QB didn’t even get the jersey.

Jones was benched for Bailey Zappe in a season wherein he might have been caught in the middle of a cold war between Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick.

Current Alabama QB Jalen Milroe may have made the right decision to stay in school for another year.


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