Football World Reacts To Alabama’s Controversial Announcement

Football World Reacts To Alabama’s Controversial Announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JANUARY 10: An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet sits on the sidelines at the end of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Alabama’s football program takes great pride in the number of elite NFL players it produces. But their recent announcement about a specific player has sparked some controversy.

In a tweet they posted earlier this week, Alabama posted a chart of all Alabama players who have earned NFL All-Pro honors this year. Among them was quarterback Jalen Hurts, whose position on the roster has Buckeyes fans raising red flags.

Some Ohio State fans think it’s hypocritical for Alabama to claim Hurts as one of their own for ending his career in Oklahoma while simultaneously ‘claiming’ Lions star receiver Jameson Williams – who started his career at Ohio State and finished at Alabama.

But Alabama fans disagree with that claim, with many pointing out that Hurts and Williams both claim Alabama as their own anyway.

Jalen Hurts may have been drafted out of Oklahoma in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he rose to prominence and graduated from Alabama. If Hurts chooses to claim Alabama as his school, that’s on him.

As for Williams, he’s had the best season of his career at Alabama and it’s unlikely he would have been a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft had it not been for that stellar junior year. that he had.

Ohio State and Alabama may continue to have their war of words, but it’s pretty clear that both players are choosing to identify themselves as Alabama players before anything else.

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