Ask anyone to name an Ole Miss quarterback, and most people can only name two.

Archie. Eli.

That’s understandable. Both Archie and Eli Manning are two of the best quarterbacks in college football history, and arguably are the two best to suit up in the red and blue.

However, it’s time to add another name to the conversation of greatest Ole Miss quarterbacks of all-time.

His name?

Bo Wallace.

He’s controversial, I get it. He did play poorly at times early in his career, however, if anyone else is under center for the Rebels this fall, Hugh Freeze’s team doesn’t win nine games and earn a New Year’s Six bowl berth.

Now don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying Wallace is the best, I’m saying he deserves to be in the conversation. Scratch that — he has to be in the conversation. Statistically, he is the best Ole Miss quarterback of all-time.

There have been other prolific signal callers in Rebels history, such as Jevan Snead, Charlie Conerly and Jake Gibbs.

Different people have different definitions for what makes someone the greatest at their craft.

Awards? Both Wallace and the younger Manning have won the Conerly Trophy, awarded to the best all-around athlete in the State of Mississippi.

The eldest Manning, Conerly and Gibbs all were finalists for the Heisman Trophy, however Wallace has had to compete in a different age for quarterbacks in college football.

Records? Snead was just the second quarterback in Ole Miss history to throw for consecutive 2,000-yard seasons. He’s the record-holder in yards per attempt and yards per completion. Conerly led the nation in completions with 133 in 1947, while Gibbs led the SEC in passing and total offense in 1959.

Manning set or tied 45 single-game, season or career records during his stay at Ole Miss. Wallace broke many of them in 2014, including career passing yards and total offense. The senior ranks first all-time in completion percentage, third in completions, sixth in attempts first in passing efficiency and second in 300-yard passing games.

Wins? Wallace has played in, and won, two bowl games and was named MVP of both games. He also holds wins over No. 6 and No. 1 in his career. Archie Manning won just 15 games in his last two seasons. Snead, after transferring from Texas, won 17 games in his Ole Miss career.

Not only does Wallace have two wins over top-10 teams, but he’s won 24 games as a three-year starter. Eli Manning won 24 games as a starter, and should the Rebels beat TCU in the Peach Bowl, Wallace would surpass him.

No matter how greatness is defined, Wallace — despite being turnover-prone, at times, and controversial — has earned his way into the conversation of all-time Ole Miss quarterbacks.

Will he get a road named Wallace Way, or the speed limit renumbered to 14 MPH, or a commemorative sign on the Ole Miss campus?

Who knows.

But awards, stats and wins say Wallace is the best Ole Miss quarterback of all-time.

It’s time we forgive his shortcomings and give him the credit he deserves.