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Mecole Hardman Questions Why Jermaine Burton is Transferring to Alabama

January 25, 2022

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ATHENS - Former Georgia Bulldogs WR Mecole Hardman isn’t sure why Jermaine Burton is transferring to Alabama from Georgia. 

Hardman said as such on his Instagram Story Monday.

“How you go to the team we just beat? And leave a team you won the Natty with?” Hardman asked in his post. 

Burton announced Sunday that he was transferring to play for Alabama. That day Hardman scored a touchdown for Kansas City on a three-touch performance in the spic AFC Division Game against the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs won the game 42-36 in overtime

Burton responded on Twitter saying: “Why (does) it matter on who agree(s)? My career. Nobody else’s.”


Burton played in 14 of 15 games for the Bulldogs in 2021. His biggest catch of the year game in the Capital One Orange Bowl against Michigan in the College Football Playoff Semifinal in Miami Gardens. That catch was a 57-yard touchdown from Stetson Bennett that put the Bulldogs up big in that game. 

Hardman signed with the Bulldogs in 2016 as a 5-star prospect out of Elbert County. He was considered the No. 12 overall player in the nation. Hardman’s run-in with Alabama came at the end of the 2017 season with the Dawgs falling to Alabama 26-23 in overtime. 

In that game Hardman scored an 80-yard touchdown, still the longest in College Football Playoff National Championship Game history, to put Georgia up 20-7 with 6:52 to play in the third quarter.

Hardman went on to get drafted by Kansas City in the second round as the No. 56 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He went on to win Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs. Hardman is enters the final year of his rookie contract in 2022.

The Chiefs are a 7-point favorite to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship this weekend. 

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