Jalen Hurts's father, Averion, told Bleacher Report last spring that if his son didn't win back the starting job, he could become "the biggest free agent in college football history."
Well, we are about to find out. Who would like a QB that has played in 3 National Title Games?
According to CBS Sports Here are some potential landing spots.
Hurts has a relationship with new Terps head coach Mike Locksley, who served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year.
The Vols are led by another face familiar to Hurts–former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, now Tennessee's head coach. Offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy also made the move from Tuscaloosa to Knoxville earlier this year. Pruitt’s lack of an offensive coordinator as the offseason begins is an unsettling development, to say the least.
The Sooners have had a string of success with transfer quarterbacks, with 2017 Heisman winner and current Browns starting quarterback Baker Mayfield and 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley found a way to fit both into his program after both started somewhere else–Mayfield at Texas Tech and Murray at Texas A&M. If Murray decides to forgo his senior season for the MLB or NFL, Hurts could be the next great Oklahoma transfer.
With quarterback Jarrett Stidham's decision to forgo his senior season and enter the draft, there's an immediate opening in the Tigers program. Hurts could be a good fit for Gus Malzahn’s fast-paced, run-first system, but he would have to beat out the incumbents, junior Malik Willis and sophomore Joey Gatewood, as well as five-star incoming freshman Bo Nix.
Former Canes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz takes over after Mark Richt’s surprise retirement, and one of his first tasks will be figuring out the way forward at quarterback after N'Kosi Perry failed to wrest the job away from aggressively mediocre senior Malik Rosier.