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Jeff George’s Son, Alabama QB Jayden George, Enters Transfer Portal

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The son of former NFL quarterback Jeff George is looking to follow in dad’s footsteps in playing quarterback, but wants to do it somewhere other than with Nick Saban and Alabama.

George has been with the Crimson Tide the last years, but has entered the transfer protocol to leave Alabama and play elsewhere.

In 2018 he played well in his final year in high school to take home an Indiana state title, throwing for 3,100 yards and 42 touchdowns for Warren Central High School.

He walked on Alabama after not being heavily recruited by many big name schools.

Now it sounds like he wants to take the next step in being a starter with a college program. The University of Alabama has had a number of great QB’s over the last few years, which is why it could be considered a risk for George to bail.

Tua Tagovailoa, who was a first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins beat out an All-SEC performer in Jalen Hurts, who is set for a QB competition this summer with Joe Flacco in Philadelphia. Mac Jones is a third high-profile Alabama QB, and he’s slated to go high in Thursday’s draft.

Jayden’s dad Jeff had what has to be considered a successful NFL career, playing for the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Football Team, Seattle Seahawks, and Chicago Bears.

He’d return to the Raiders for a practice squad stint in 2006, before officially retiring. In 1997, he led the NFL with 3,917 passing yards as a Raider. He had a career high of 4,143 yards with the Falcons in 1995.

Where Jayden is going to continue his college career is still very much up in the air.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. If you consider playing several years a successful career as a qb, I guess he was successful by that definition. But Jeff George was a turd at Purdue, a turd at Illinois, and a turd in the NFL. He was Jay Cutler before Jay Cutler. All the talent in the world, but not enough to hold up his giant ego.

    I don’t know much about his son, but hopefully he didn’t inherit his dad’s character traits.

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