Bless your heart,

Trollin’, trollin’, trollin‘…

But what really caught my eye was that among the 13 quarterbacks ranked, Tagovailoa and Stidham came in 12th and 11th, respectively. Washington’s Jake Browning was No. 92 overall, with Tagovailoa No. 84 and Stidham No. 83.

The other quarterbacks on the list were Michigan’s Shea Patterson (80), Ole Miss’ Jordan Ta’amu (76), Georgia’s Jake Fromm (65), Oregon’s Justin Herbert (61), Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald (41), Missouri’s Drew Lock (33), West Virginia’s Will Grier (22), Penn State’s Trace McSorley (15), Central Florida’s McKenzie Milton (13) and Arizona’s Khalil Tate (4). Tagovailoa and Stidham don’t even rank in the Top 4 in the SEC according to SI (and if you count former SEC quarterbacks Patterson and Grier, they’re not in the Top 6).

That seems extremely conservative to me. I might take a fully healthy Fitzgerald over Tagovailoa and Stidham, and might go with Lock, who is a gifted passer.

But no way would I choose Fromm or Ta’amu over either the Alabama or Auburn quarterback…

So what do you think? Am I overrating our in-state quarterbacks, or is SI underrating them?


I love how Hurts no longer even rates a mention.  How quickly they forget.

By the way, I don’t understand why some people are prone to dismiss Jordan Ta’amu.  He played in eight games last season and finished with a passer rating of 164.50, a number that beat every SEC quarterback not named Drew Lock.  (For comparison, Shea Patterson compiled a 151.49 passer rating before his injury.)  Kid can ball.



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7 responses to “Bless your heart,

  1. CPark58

    I’ll take Jake Fromm over any of them. He Drew Bledsoe’d the incumbent, an all world talent in Eason and put the weight on the horses’ shoulders all the way to an SEC championship, Rose Bowl, and a berth in the Natty. Tua, for all his fanfare, was the second best QB at Alabama in all but the last 2 quarters of the last game.


  2. MGW

    Lot of people really don’t like Georgia being good. Don’t want to believe it.

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    • Lot of people in Alabama really don’t like Georgia being good.

      Fixed it for you. They know if Kirby gets everyone rowing in the right direction, we will make the only thing Alabama has to be proud of irrelevant.

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      • gastr1

        Was just wondering why all the skepticism directed at Fromm. Did they really not watch him play last year? Or the narrative that he “wasn’t asked to do much” just completely overrode any deeper analysis?


  3. 81Dog

    Remember, these are the same geniuses who mockingly dismiss you should you suggest Herschel Walker was a better college RB (never lost an SEC game, 3 SEC titles in 3 attempts, a NC,, etc etc etc) than Bo Jackson (less yards in 4 years than HW had in 3, zero NCs, lost 3 of 4 to Florida on the pre Spurrier era). Nobody in the whole backwards state has any sense. If it was raining soup, they’d all run outside with forks.

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  4. It is Alabama writers, what does one expect. Not much. Living here in the state, one learns this quickly.