The Alabama Crimson Tide announced Friday that backup quarterback Phillip Sims is transferring out of the program, with no established destination just yet. Last year, Sims was the top backup to A.J McCarron, appearing in eight games to throw 28 passes, but he'll have little chance of taking over the top job any time soon.
His exit moves Phillip Ely up to the backup spot for now, with freshman Alec Morris coming in to compete for playing time.
Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Sims' transfer to Virginia is the most painful departure the team has endured in the Nick Saban era. The most obvious impact of the redshirt sophomore's decision to leave the program is that it lea... Read Post
The departure of Phillip Sims has created a massive opportunity for either Phillip Ely, Alec Morris or Blake Sims. When the backup quarterback announced his plans to transfer to UVA, it left Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban withou... Read Post
A.J. McCarron and Phillip Sims Have Alabama Offense In Good Hands After A-Day Game Alabama’s quarterback battle stayed neck-and-neck in Saturday’s spring game, as sophomore A.J. McCarron and redshirt freshman Phillip Sims put up vir... Read Post