Which SEC team should have the right to be called Quarterback U during the 2000s?
The SEC isn’t known as a quarterback league when compared to the rest, but three current SEC schools have an argument.
Along with recently ranking college football’s Running Back U of the 2000s, ESPN also went through the quarterbacks, too. Here’s a look at their results of quarterbacks through the 2000s:
4. Florida State
7. Ohio State
9. Texas A&M
Florida is the SEC’s biggest Quarterback U contender, according to the site. Anchored by Tim Tebow and Rex Grossman, does Florida have the biggest argument? Tebow’s career numbers and accomplishments are still stunning, and he’s the obvious reason Florida is in the top five.
Auburn is the second biggest contender, led by Cam Newton and Jason Campbell. Newton may be the best overall athlete and prospect to come through the conference since the likes of Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker. Campbell also had a great career for the Tigers and helped lead them to a perfect 14-0 season in 2004.
Although the majority of Texas A&M’s 2000s were spent in the Big 12, Johnny Manziel was the most electrifying player we’ve seen since Newton, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman and was most recently a first-round pick. Ryan Tannehill was also a first-round pick with the Dolphins.
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