For the first time in what seems like ages, there is no question as to who Alabama’s next man up will be at that most important of positions: quarterback.
Bryce Young will lead the Crimson Tide offense as the team aims for Nick Saban’s record-extending eighth national championship (which would also break Bear Bryant’s record of six won at Alabama). He is the unquestioned leader in that regard, whereas his predecessors Mac Young, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts all faced some form of competition the year they took over. Hurts faced competition from Blake Barnett, Tagovailoa faced Hurts and Jones faced Young himself.
Despite that early difference, Young will reach some lofty goals if he manages to follow in the footsteps of Jones, Tagovailoa and Hurts: Each led their respective teams to the College Football Playoff — Hurts twice, with Alabama and Oklahoma — and each finished as a Heisman finalist.
Young appears mentally ready to become the next great Alabama quarterback. Just as important, he has the confidence of his team and Saban as he leads the Crimson Tide in their latest pursuit of glory.
With that, here’s everything you need to know about Robinson before the start of the 2021 campaign:
Young is Alabama’s highest-rated QB prospect ever
It is no stretch of the imagination to say Young is one of Saban’s most heralded recruits.
He is just the fourth five-star quarterback to commit to the Alabama coach, and more highly…