After last year, I want some of whatever Bert was smoking when he said that.
The SEC has long produced some great quarterbacks.
During the past decade, Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow (Florida), Cam Newton (Auburn) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) have come through the conference.
Throw in recent standouts such as Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron, and you’re talking about a great group of quarterbacks this league has produced. That doesn’t even begin to delve into the rich history of quarterback play in the SEC, considering Archie Manning and his two sons — Peyton and Eli — all became household names as SEC stars.
The SEC looks to be gearing up for another run of exceptional quarterback play with the 2017 season soon to be underway.
Do I think conference quarterback play will be better in 2017 than it was in 2016? Well, yeah. Since it doesn’t appear that any program will go into the season expecting to start a true freshman quarterback, it could hardly be worse. Do I see a bunch of SEC quarterbacks on the verge of having a season that would put them in the ranks of those mentioned in the above quote?
Um… quit hogging that shit, Bert, and pass it over here.