Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa may be riding high after leading the Crimson Tide to a comeback in the national championship game, but the young player clearly hasn’t forgotten about how Alabama got to that game.
In a passionate Twitter post, Tagovailoa stood by his teammate Jalen Hurts, saying “for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too.”
Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if this man led us to the National Championship. And for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too. You either WITH US or AGAINST US. Love you 2 🐐#BigBroLittleBro @JalenHurts
Tagovailoa was dramatically inserted into the national championship game against Georgia after Hurts had been ineffective in the first half. Tagovailoa, a true freshman seeing his first major play of the season, led an Alabama comeback from down 13-0, as the Crimson Tide were able to capture their fifth title under head coach Nick Saban with a 26-23 overtime victory.
Hurts, who had been the starter for the whole season, was an effective quarterback for most of the season — 17 touchdowns, only one interception — but Hurts was completely stifled in the first half against Georgia in the championship game. Hurts was only 3-for-8 passing with 26 yards before being replaced at halftime.
Since Hurts was benched, speculation has run rampant that Hurts will transfer out of Alabama. While it’s unclear what Hurts will do at this point, it’s clear that Tagovailoa will have his back the whole way.