Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe has officially declared he will not enter the 2024 NFL Draft and instead return to the Crimson Tide for the upcoming 2024 season. 

On his weekly appearance on “The Next Round,” Milroe was asked whether he had decided yet to return for another season at Alabama.

“Yeah, I’m coming back for my senior year,” Milroe said with a big smile, ending any speculation of him considering the 2024 NFL draft.

This is undoubtedly significant news for Alabama fans who witnessed Jalen Milroe evolve into one of the premier quarterbacks in college football during the latter part of the season.

Heading into the College Football Playoff, Milroe is responsible for 2,718 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, with a mere six interceptions. Additionally, he has accumulated 468 rushing yards and 12 rushing scores.

Despite a challenging start to the season, Milroe played a pivotal role in guiding Alabama to the College Football Playoff, where they are set to clash with Michigan in a semifinal showdown on January 1.

Milroe’s journey this season has been remarkable, from being replaced as the starting quarterback after a Week 2 loss to Texas to engineering a remarkable turnaround that has led to an SEC Championship and a spot in the College Football Playoffs.

The extraordinary growth over the season led to Milroe finishing sixth in the Heisman Trophy race and positioning himself as a front-runner for the award in 2024.

The future looks bright for Milroe and the Crimson Tide, but before we jump to 2024, Milroe has at least one, possibly two, more important games left this season.

No. 4 Alabama will face No. 1 Michigan in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day with a kickoff time of 4 p.m. CT on ESPN.

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