Most coaches would consider an SEC championship, a national title run, and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback a once-in-a-lifetime season. Alabama Main coach Nick Saban calls it the year of recovery.
The Tide had many replacements after losing Mack Jones, Naji Harris, DeVonta Smith, Patrick Serten II, Christian Barmor and others in the 2021 NFL Draft. The program had to rely heavily on some inexperienced players.
Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy despite having no career starts in 2021. Will Anderson Jr. led the nation in turnovers and sacks after barely seeing the field as a freshman.
The Tide went undefeated in the 2022 NFL Draft and the team will be incredibly experienced going into the season. The Tide have stashed their talent in the transfer portal and may have one of their best teams.
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