Bryce Young leads Alabama football's QB room, but who will back him up?
A look at Alabama football's quarterback position heading into fall camp, set to start on Friday, August 6.
Departed starter: Mac Jones (Drafted by New England Patriots)
Returnees: Bryce Young (Sophomore), Paul Tyson (redshirt sophomore), Braxton Barker (redshirt junior), Stone Hollenbach (redshirt sophomore)
Additions: Jalen Milroe (freshman)
Analysis: The departure of Jones leaves a significant opening at the sport's premier position, but a starting quarterback competition appears not to be on the forefront of Alabama's fall camp. Coach Nick Saban hasn't officially declared the starter who will replace Jones, but all indications are that it will be Young, a former-five star recruit ranked as the top dual threat quarterback for his class. Saban said "our QB" is closing in on seven-figures in NIL money at a Texas High School Coaches Association convention, and he probably wasn't talking about Tyson or Milroe. Young, who ran with the ones in the spring game, won MVP for his efforts. He saw spot duty in his first season with the Crimson Tide in 2020, passing for 156 yards and a touchdown as he completed 13 of 22 pass attempts. The true competition should be for the backup spot between Tyson and Milroe, two four-star prospects coming out of high school. Tyson, the great-grandson of Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, did not see any playing time in 2020. Milroe, a Katy, Texas, native, did not play in the A-Day game, so Crimson Tide fans have not yet seen him in action.