Matt Stinchcomb reveals his top 5 SEC quarterbacks, including a unique selection at No. 2
Matt Stinchcomb took part in a classic exercise for this time of year and during a recent segment on the SEC Network, the former Georgia lineman ranked his top 5 SEC quarterbacks entering this season.
While Alabama’s Bryce Young is a popular choice at No. 1, but Stinchcomb became somewhat of an outlier among analysts when he chose Georgia QB Stetson Bennett at No. 2. It’s not uncommon for some analysts to have Bennett outside the top 5.
“This guy won the national championship, this isn’t a beauty contest, this isn’t 7-on-7,” Stinchcomb said. “All he did was win 14 games and won the national championship. Was it perfect? It was far from it. … As long as you walk off the field victorious, that’s the guy you want to be your quarterback.”
At No. 3, Stinchcomb suggested the reason why Tennessee is seen as a possible dark horse team and capable of knocking off Georgia is Hendon Hooker.
“They aren’t scared to cut him loose on the edge, they aren’t scared to leave the ball in his hands, but he’s also a great distributor and a great decision maker and an offense that requires that,” Stinchcomb said.
Stinchcomb pegged Kentucky QB Will Levis at No. 4, and used the 10-win season last year as a sort of tiebreaker over the No. 5 selection, KJ Jefferson. Levis has a new cast of characters, which Stinchcomb pointed out, and while he has a lot of love from the NFL Draft experts, the 13 interceptions last season is a concern.
As for Jefferson, Stinchcomb said the Arkansas quarterback not only takes care of the ball and comes up in big games, but he has this “Ben Roethlisberger-type talent” where he can still deliver big passes while a defender is hanging off of him.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 5, 2022