Alabama Fans Upset With ESPN Analyst After His Tweet About Their Quarterbacks

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tua Tagovailoa #13 celebrate after winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Alabama football fans have wondered all offseason who will be their starting quarterback this fall. The battle between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa is still ongoing.No matter who wins, the Crimson Tide should be in good hands. Hurts and Tagovailoa bring different skill sets to the table, but both have big game experience and are well-respected by teammates.Alabama fans should feel pretty good about both players, which explains why they aren’t too happy with SEC Network analyst Peter Burns this morning. Burns tweeted earlier how he would rank the quarterbacks in the state of Alabama.He put Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham at No. 1, with Hurts second and Tua third.“That would be my draft order of QB’s in the state of Alabama if I had a loaded team that could win a title in 2018,” Burns wrote.1) Jarrett Stidham2) Jalen Hurts3) Tua TagovailoaThat would be my draft order of QB’s in the state of Alabama if I had a loaded team that could win a title in 2018. #[email protected]— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) July 27, 2018In his first season with Auburn in 2017, Stidham completed 66.5 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,158 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns.Against Alabama, Stidham threw for 237 yards while rushing for 51 and a score. He’s certainly a capable quarterback.Looking at Burns’ ranking, ‘Bama fans may be focused on Stidham at No. 1 but we’re interested in the fact he ranked Hurts before Tua. Most pundits expect Tagovailoa to win the job this fall, but Burns’ faith is in the veteran Hurts.last_img