All eyes will be on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa when the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide takes on Tennessee in Knoxville.
Or, at least, his knee.
The Alabama sophomore re-aggravated a knee injury last week against Missouri.
But, keep an eye on backup Jalen Hurts, SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow said on Saturday.
“This is an opportunity,” Tebow said of Hurts on SEC Nation. “This is why Jalen stayed, for an opportunity like this. This is why Nick was able to do what he did and give Nick a lot of credit. He’s got two of the best quarterbacks, probably the two best quarterbacks in the SEC.”
Hurts is completing 74 percent of his passes and has thrown for 568 yards and five touchdowns.
“This is also a game that’s kind of made for Jalen,” Tebow said. “This is where he can use his strength, his power, his athleticism. Where other people slow down, this is where Jalen gets better. We’ve seen it for 28 games while he was a starter. This is another starter where he can take over a game with his legs. And let’s not underestimate his arm. Because he’s gotten better. He’s a better quarterback now than he was last year, so give him a lot of credit for the work.”
Hurts also has rushed for 112 yards this year.
Alabama and Tennessee kick off at 2:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast on CBS.