Is the 2020 Alabama football team the best ever? Mac Jones thinks so.
Mac Jones may be biased, but he is pretty darn good, too.
And so was the 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team, who went 13-0, controlled every game and dominated Ohio State 52-24 on Monday in Miami to win the national championship.
Jones, Alabama's ultra-efficient, ultra-productive quarterback, thinks this year's Crimson Tide team is the best in the history of the sport.
“I think we’re the best team to ever play,” Jones said. "There’s no team that will ever play an SEC schedule like that again. At the same time, we’re just so happy to have won this game and put the icing on the cake.”
Defensive lineman Christian Barmore agreed, and that's only among those asked and available to the media after Monday's game.
In 2020, the Tide had the Heisman Trophy winner in DeVonta Smith, along with the No. 3 and No. 5 votegetters. Smith, Najee Harris and Jones set several school and SEC records, even in just 13 total games. The offensive line is among the best in the country. The national championship victory gave Nick Saban his seventh career national title, which is the most for any coach in the history of college football.
"They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no real break in between," Saban said. "... Played 13 games, went undefeated, with all the disruptions that we had in this season? I think there's quite a bit to write about when it comes to the legacy of a team."
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Alabama did all of this with a schedule that contained 10 SEC opponents. Just two of its 13 games were decided by two scores or less, and one was decided by one score.
Jones may have a point. And Alabama may be the best ever.
At minimum, the 2020 Crimson Tide are undefeated national champions that scored a lot and made its mark among the best.