Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from the A-Day Game

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5 takeaways from Alabama football’s A-Day Game

1. Bryce Young is easily the guy

Once Mac Jones announced that he was heading for the NFL Draft, fans expected Bryce Young to be the guy. Based on what fans saw this Saturday, it is clear why.

Young’s completion percentage wasn’t great, but he made plenty of good throws across the field. Since he couldn’t break tackles due to his no-contact jersey, he was unable to adequately use his legs. Add the drops that happened, and the day could have been better for Young statistically.

That being said, he played like a starting quarterback. He worked through his progressions and made smart decisions. It wasn’t perfect, but Young showed why Saban trusts him.

His case was also made by the poor performances by the backup quarterbacks. Braxton Barker struggled significantly. Paul Tyson didn’t have an awful game, but he relied too much on his running back and Agiye Hall to make plays. They also went against the second-team defense, so Young faced tougher competition.

Milroe didn’t play, but it appears that he has a good chance of being the backup behind Young. At this point, Alabama’s hopes lie in the hands of Young, and they seem to be set with that situation.

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It wasn’t all great, but Alabama football fans should be excited for the future after watching the A-Day Game.