Alabama Football: Chadarius Townsend enters Transfer Portal

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Alabama football is losing another skill player to the Transfer Portal.

Just days after losing Tyrell Shavers to the Transfer Portal, Alabama football loses another wide receiver. This time it is Chad Townsend, a RB/WR hybrid from Tanner, Alabama.

According to his Twitter post, Townsend will take his two years of eligibility elsewhere. It is not sure where he will exactly go, but he has played his last snap for the Crimson Tide.

This is sad for Alabama football fans, but it is likely for the best. As a running back, Townsend was not going to see many snaps behind Najee Harris, Brian Robinson, Trey Sanders, and Keilan Robinson. At wide receiver, he was a tier behind John Metchie and Slade Bolden.

This is not to say that Townsend was a bad player. He is good enough to get significant playing time for a D-1 program. However, that program is likely not going to be competing for national titles.

Townsend has not announced a list of teams that he is considering, but his best-case scenario might be joining a lesser SEC team. He would be an improvement for Ole Miss, Arkansas, or Vanderbilt. He might also consider being a superstar for a lesser school, something other athletes have opted for in the past.

The odds of Chadarius Townsend making the NFL are pretty low, so he will likely do whatever is best to set him up in his future. Whether he wants to go into coaching, scouting, or a professional field completely outside of football, that should weigh into his decision. He will have the connections with playing Alabama football for Nick Saban, but going to a good school with an average football program might be his best option.

This isn’t the first receiver for Alabama football.

Townsend is now the third wide receiver to transfer from Alabama football. Not only has the Tide lost Tyrell Shavers, but they also lost Mac Hereford as a graduate transfer. Hereford will now be playing for Vanderbilt.

With these three targets now out of the mix, it will be even more important for players like John Metchie and Slade Bolden to make strides. There might also be a few freshmen who get opportunities early. Either way, the starting quarterback for Alabama football will be heavily focusing on Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith.

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No matter what happens, Crimson Tide fans will be rooting for Chad Townsend to make a difference on the field. We’ll have to wait to see where he goes.