Where every starting SEC QB ranks in ESPN's updated QBR ratings
With only one week left to play out the 2019 college football regular season, it has been a marquee year for quarterbacks. The first round of the upcoming NFL Draft will be loaded with talented signal-callers, with a few coming from the SEC.
Taking a look at the updated ESPN QBR rating of every starting quarterback in college football, four different players have a score over 90, and two of them are out of the SEC West.
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa sits at the top of the country with a score of 94.4, despite not playing the last game and a half of football.
Tagovailoa’s injury in the first half of the Mississippi State game has ruled him out for the season, but his body of work through over nine games is enough to likely have him finish in the top three at the end of the season.
LSU’s Joe Burrow sits in third with 92.9, one spot behind Ohio State’s Justin Fields. After his performance in the win over Alabama, Burrow has cemented himself as the Heisman frontrunner.
The rest of the SEC comes in after the top ten quarterbacks, here’s the complete list of SEC QBs listed by QBR — Arkansas and Kentucky do not have a player listed:
- #1 Tua Tagovailoa 94.4
- #3 Joe Burrow 92.9
- #14 Kyle Trask 87.7
- #17 Jake Fromm 76.8
- #18 Jarrett Guarantano 75.9
- #19 Kellen Mond 75.8
- #24 John Rhys Plumlee 74
- #29 Garrett Shrader 73.2
- #67 Kelly Bryant 59.3
- #74 Bo Nix 56.8
- #75 Ryan Hilinski 56.5
- #86 Matt Corral 50.8
- #104 Riley Neal 38.9
With rivalry week on the horizon, some of these players have a chance to finish the season strong, whether it is Shrader helping Mississippi State secure bowl eligibility against Ole Miss, or Fromm helping Georgia keep its CFP hopes alive.