Tagovailoa takes to Twitter to halt criticism of 'Bama quarterback Hurts

Published: Jan. 11, 2018 at 4:19 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM HST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Given his performance during Monday's national championship game, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa may well supplant sophomore Jalen Hurts as the Tide's starting quarterback next season – but that doesn't mean he won't still back him up on social media.

Tagovailoa posted a message on Twitter on Thursday defending Hurts from college football critics, saying that if fans are against the Texas native, "you against me too."

"Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if (sic) this man led us to the National Championship," wrote Tagovailoa. "You either with us or against us."

Hurts managed just 21 yards passing in the first half against Georgia before he was replaced by Tagovailoa – a move many Alabama fans had clamored for during the regular season.

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.