"Mac has had a really good camp," head coach Nick Saban said Monday, according to ESPN's Alex Scarborough. "Really played well in the last scrimmage. Did a good job of taking the leadership role. I think he's playing with a lot of confidence."
Jones will keep the job he held to finish last season after Tua Tagovailoa dislocated his hip. The redshirt junior completed 68.8% of his pass attempts and threw for 1,503 yards with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions over parts of 11 games in 2019.
Young had a shot at the starting job after arriving in Tuscaloosa as the top-ranked quarterback prospect in the 2020 recruiting class.
Under Saban, Alabama has often played multiple quarterbacks early in the season before settling on one full-time signal-caller.