In a year where Lamar Jackson earned the title of NFL MVP and Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl, we are once again forced to see a black quarterback face the same, eternal question. Jalen Hurts, graduating quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners, who was a Heisman finalist, was asked if he would consider changing to another position if asked at the NFL level.
Well, about that...no need.
His statement perfectly encapsulates the absurdity of the question. He wants to help his team doing what he does. He plays quarterback. Just because he's mobile, that doesn't mean he'd be any more effective at a different position. Lamar Jackson was the most effective rusher in the NFL last season, and he did it at the quarterback position. There's no reason a quarterback can't be versatile.
In the 2019-2020 season, Hurts threw for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns, with only eight interceptions. He accomplished this on a team that he joined that very same year. He led the team to the NCAA Championship semifinals, but lost to the eventual champion LSU Tigers, who had an historic season.
Jalen Hurts is a quarterback, and he's firm with that. These questions should be reserved for people who actually express an interest in changing positions.