Alabama Football: Three Realistic Expectations for Alabama in 2020

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Mac Jones keeps Bryce Young at bay

Plenty of fall quarterback battles have taken place in Tuscaloosa, as recently as Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Jones started four games last season and lost one game by three points on the road. His game-time experience is too much for the talented freshman Young to overcome.

There will be times when Bryce will enter a game in a blowout and show the world he is uber-talented. Fans will clamor for Young to take over whenever Jones struggles in a game. Unfortunately, this isn’t a case of Jalen and Tua.

Jones can spin the ball with the best of them, which was evident in the Michigan game, as he passed for 327 yards and three scores. Looking back at Saban’s track record, he goes with the player that gives the team the best opportunity to win. Mac Jones is that player.

He doesn’t have to become Tua. He just needs to be Mac Jones. Don’t turn the ball over, command the offense, and get the ball to his explosive playmakers (Najee Harris, Jaylen Waddle, and Devonta Smith).