What a Year of the Quarterback doesn’t look like

From David Wunderlich:

Kyle Trask is the top returning quarterback in the conference, though he may get some competition for preseason first team All-SEC from Wake Forest grad transfer Jamie Newman at Georgia and Mac Jones at Alabama.

By passer rating, that’s right.  Trask’s 156.09, Newman’s 145.36 and Jones’ 186.84 are the SEC’s top three returners (yeah, we’re stretching the definition to include Newman, but you get the point).  The truly bizarre thing about them is that none have started a season’s worth of games yet (Newman missed the FSU game).

The top returning starter who has is Jarrett Guarantano.  I suspect we’ll find out that David should have included Kellen Mond on his list there, but I’m not sure that’s saying much.


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16 responses to “What a Year of the Quarterback doesn’t look like

  1. dawgfan1995

    Nice little passive-aggressive shot at Georgia there — not as a “playoff contender” but as an “ace recruiter.”


  2. FlyingPeakDawg

    I saw the Trask as early Heisman candidate headlines and just LOL’ed. Everybody knows it will be Auburn’s QB TBD.

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    • Down Island Way

      Both of those qb’s will be on the list prior to game time “with the BullDogs”…after those events, not so much……


  3. ASEF

    Leach and Lane will shake things up. Lot of high end recruits and transfers coming in.

    Awesome new SEC Shorts out that touches on some of that btw.


  4. practicaldawg

    For everyone desperate to win the last war against LSU, 2020 promises to see a much lower bar at QB, at least in the SEC.


  5. practicaldawg

    Also, Trask is losing a ton of 2019 receiving production. Jefferson, Swain, Hammond, Cleveland are gone. Toney too possibly. They will be playing a ton of freshmen at WR, and I don’t see much improvement in the run game. Could be tough sledding for Trask.


  6. Will (the other one)

    I enjoyed that he threw in a “appreciate all the good Mullen’s done even if he loses a third in a row to UGA this season” expectations setting for the fanbase.

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  7. CO Dawg

    To be fair, Joe Burrow wasn’t on anyone’s “who concerns you” list by anyone this time last year either. But yeah, Kyle Trask as stud QB? What am I missing?


  8. Mayor

    I hope Newman can do the job at Georgia. I already miss Jake. This really could have been our year. Sigh.


  9. Mick Jagger

    Bo Nix not getting much love


  10. Uglydawg

    Some SEC team may still get a late Christmas gift out of Houston.


  11. Mayor

    Mond is the best returning QB in the SEC.


  12. UGA '97

    and then of course the caboose, Franks if he winds up back in SEC.