Alabama Football: Five Bold Predictions for 2022 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JANUARY 10: Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Georgia Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Better Season for Young, But No Heisman

It is hard to believe last season was Bryce Young’s first starting on the collegiate level. He finished the season with 4,872 yards, and 47 touchdowns—both Alabama single-season records. Quarterback success for Alabama football lately has come in droves and, he is the best of the bunch.

Young will have one of the best two-year statistical stretches by any college football quarterback as he surpasses 5,000 yards passing this season. The Pasadena native will control the tempo of every game, throwing to any spot he wants and converting a high number of touchdowns with an explosive receiving corps.

Saban bragged about his quarterback on the Colin Cowherd show this past week,

"“His decision making, his judgment, his ability to create plays. Whether he extends the play, whether he makes a quick decision, it’s almost like he can see everyone on the field and he knows exactly what to do, when to do it and makes really really fast decisions. Making quick decisions to distribute the ball and be accurate with the ball is really important. But then this ability to extend plays and finish the ball off like a point guard in basketball, he’s so accurate and has such great hands, I think.”"

Young will not become the first back-to-back Heisman Winner since Archie Griffin did it in 1974 and 1975.  Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud will win the Heisman after leading Ohio State to the College Football Playoff.