Jalen Hurts didn’t transfer to Oklahoma to ride the bench. The former Alabama star expects to be the Sooners starter come Week 1, after leaving behind the program at which he had so much success.
He won’t just be handed the job though. Right now, he is technically in a quarterback battle with Tanner Mordecai.
Oklahoma also brings in the nation’s No. 1 2019 quarterback in Spencer Rattler. He won’t be in Norman until the summer though, so it would be asking a ton for him to win the job as a true freshman, given the competition.
To his credit, Mordecai isn’t backing down, and says he plans to compete with Hurts until Lincoln Riley makes a decision.