Alabama spring game takeaways: Jalen Milroe, Will Anderson, Dallas Turner shine as Bryce Young struggles vs. Tide pass rush

Quarterback Jalen Milroe at the Alabama spring game. (Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports)
Quarterback Jalen Milroe at the Alabama spring game. (Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Alabama spring game gave backup quarterback Jalen Milroe the spotlight while Will Anderson and Dallas Turner harried Bryce Young.

The annual Alabama spring game arrived on Saturday to give Crimson Tide fans a taste of what’s to come in the 2022 season.

Exciting transfers announced themselves while the pass rush turned up the heat.

Here are some of the biggest things that stood out from A-Day

Alabama spring game takeaways

The Alabama pass rush is ridiculous

Poor Bryce Young didn’t stand a chance against the Crimson Tide’s defensive front on Saturday with two starting offensive linemen missing.

The starting quarterback was sacked 10 times, per the official stat sheet. Will Anderson had two. Dallas Turner had a pair as well.

It’s simply not far to opposing quarterbacks to have both Anderson and Turner coming after them.

Jahmyr Gibbs is dangerous

Georgia Tech transfer running back Jahmyr Gibbs started the game behind Trey Sanders but he had the highlight of the day for the Crimson team, breaking free for a 75-yard touchdown.

The big takeaway: He’s really, really, really fast.

All told Gibbs had nine carries for 100 yards in his Alabama spring game debut.

Fellow transfer, Jermaine Burton from Georgia, caught three passes for 36 yards, including a 22-yard gain.

Jalen Milroe is ready to be the next great Alabama QB

Young had the misfortune of going against Alabama’s first-team defense, and his numbers reflected it. He threw no touchdowns, one interception and managed 153 yards on 14-of-29 passing.

On the other side of things, Jalen Milroe had a standout day. He threw the lone passing touchdown of the day to Christian Leary for 52 yards. He also gained a bunch of yards on the ground, putting his dual-threat ability to good use.

Milroe looks ready to step in should the reigning Heisman winner have to miss any time. But, his performance should have Crimson Tide fans feeling good about their quarterback future in 2023 when Young is likely in the NFL.

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