Jalen Milroe Moved The Offense During Alabama’s Opening Spring Scrimmage
The Alabama Crimson Tide held its first scrimmage during the spring season in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is undoubtedly confident with what it has at the quarterback position in Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young.
Alabama still must settle who will second in line at the quarterback position should the Heisman Trophy winner ever be unavailable.
Redshirt freshman Jalen Milroe has the inside track at the backup job as he has the most experience. Head coach Nick Saban was impressed with the Texas-native with how he handled his opportunities with the first team offense.
"I thought Jalen Milroe has made really consistent strides and he did some good things today. He actually moved the team," said Saban. "We always give the second (quarterback) an opportunity with the first team, and he moved the team down the field pretty effectively. I think he's got a better understanding of what we're doing. He's getting a little more consistent in his ability to execute."
The former 4-star prospect played in four games in 2021. He completed three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown while rushing for another 57 yards in mop up duty for the Tide.
Milroe's primary challenger is early enrollee Ty Simpson out of Tennessee. The 5-star recruit took his first live reps in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday and seemed to acquit himself given his limited experience.
"Ty is a young guy, a freshman, he's got a lot of promise and a lot of upside. A smart guy who works at it. Everything's a little fast for him right now, but we're not at all disappointed in the progress he's making," said Saban.
Alabama fans will be able to see both Milroe and Simpson at the end of spring practice in the annual A-Day contest. The Crimson Tide has scheduled A-Day for Saturday, April 16.
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