As the Alabama Crimson Tide gears up to face the top-seeded Michigan Wolverines in the college football playoffs, 21-year-old quarterback Jalen Milroe has made a pivotal decision regarding his future in the sport. Breaking the suspense, Milroe, who recently appeared on The Next Round Live show, declared that he will be returning for another season at the collegiate level, bypassing the opportunity to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.
Having enrolled as a freshman at the University of Alabama in January 2021, Milroe is set to graduate with a business administration degree this Sunday. His journey with Nick Saban’s team has spanned three seasons, culminating in securing the starting quarterback position for the 2023 college football season. Proud father Quentin Milroe expressed his excitement, saying, “We’re so excited and proud of him for staying focused. He set goals for himself, and I’m amazed at how he has managed it all.”
Following a remarkable season, Milroe finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting, despite facing adversity earlier in the year when he was temporarily benched in week 3. However, he made a triumphant return to the lineup, guiding his team to an impressive 11-game winning streak.
Throughout this period, Milroe showcased his skills with 28 touchdowns while committing just 5 turnovers. Nick Saban himself acknowledged Milroe’s pivotal role, emphasizing that their playoff berth wouldn’t have been possible without his stellar performance. While Milroe’s draft stock is not currently high, many anticipated his decision to return, considering the potential for a standout 2024 season that could elevate him to a top prospect in the 2025 NFL Draft.
Jalen Milroe and Alabama Aiming to Overcome No.1 Ranked Michigan
The 21-year-old quarterback, Jalen Milroe, has turned his campaign around in a remarkable fashion, though he fell short of being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. Undeterred, Milroe is now laser-focused on a more significant goal.
“I’d rather win a national championship; that means more to me.”
Expressing his current priorities, Milroe emphasized his concentration on leading the Alabama Crimson Tide to victory against the top-ranked Michigan Wolverines in the upcoming Rose Bowl. His ultimate objective is to secure Alabama’s second National Championship title in the last five years.