Alabama Football: List of top SEC QBs filled with surprises

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Alabama Football: One game does not make a season, but week 4, ESPN Top QB list is filled with surprises.

As it should be, the top team in the SEC is Alabama Football, led by the top quarterback in Mac Jones. One week does not make a season, but Mac and the Crimson Tide are off to a great start.

ESPN rated 74 FBS QBs and Alabama football QB, Mac Jones was on top with a rating of 95.2. SEC teams had 15 of the 74 QBs rated based on a requirement of a minimum of 20 action plays.

The top ten is listed below but first, discussion of the SEC quarterbacks not making the top ten. The worst-rated QB in the SEC is a Georgia Bulldog, D’Wan Mathis with a 9.4 rating and a No. 74 ranking.

Next SEC worst is a tie based on just the Quarterback Rating. Sharing a 32.2 rating are LSU’s Myles Brennan and the Aggies, Kellen Mond. Based on all the statistical factors, Mond is No. 63 and Brennan No. 64 on the full list.

Arkansas Razorback QB, Feleipe Franks has a 43.6 rating, putting him at No. 12  in the SEC and No. 51 overall. South Carolina’s Collin Hill is rated at 51.1. The SEC’s eleventh best QB, is No. 46 on the full list.

The SEC’s No. 9 and No. 10 are close. Missouri Tiger, Shawn Robinson with a 59 rating edged out Vandy’s Ken Seals who was given a 58.9 rating.

ESPN listed two Terry Wilsons, both as a Kentucky Wildcat. The two listings have Wilson at 71.9 and 71.2. Either rating makes him No. 8 among SEC quarterbacks. Closely above Wilson is Tennessee Vol, Jarrett Guarantano at 74.5, with an overall No. 16 ranking, making him No. 7 in the SEC.

Bengal Tiger killer, K.J. Costello, is rated 83.1, No. 10 overall, but only No. 6 in the SEC. The ESPN algorithm was not overly impressed by Costello setting a new single-game passing record of 623 yards. Check out the complete list,  top ten below.

  1. Mac Jones – Alabama Crimson Tide – 95.2 Rating
  2. Stetson Bennett – Georgia Bulldogs – 93.6 Rating
  3. Kyle Trask – Florida Gators – 93.4 Rating
  4. Grayson McCall – Coastal Carolina Chanticleers – 92.2
  5. Trevor Lawrence – Clemson Tigers – 91.9
  6. Matt Corral – Ole Miss – 91.8
  7. Zach Wilson – BYU Cougars – 87.4
  8. Bo Nix – Auburn Tigers – 86.6
  9. D’Eriq King – Miami Hurricanes – 83.8
  10. K. J. Costello – Mississippi State Bulldogs – 83.1

Many college football ‘experts’ doubted Mike Leach’s Air Raid could succeed against SEC defenses. A guess is many of them don’t know much SEC football history. Under Hal Mumme and Mike Leach at Kentucky in 1997 and 1998, the Wildcats offense exploded. Neither Mumme nor Leach created the Air Raid. Leach learned it at BYU from LaVell Edwards. Edwards did not create it either. The vertical passing attack goes back to the NFL and Sid Gillman.

Next. Studs and Duds from Missouri game. dark

Georgia fans are buzzing again, about a pair of QBs. Former walk-on Stetson Bennett wowed them on Saturday. On Monday, it was learned, transfer, QB, J. T. Daniels has been medically cleared to play this weekend against Auburn.