Smart and the Bulldogs are no doubt pleased that JT Daniels is, in fact, their quarterback heading into the season. That gives Georgia arguably the best QB situation in all of the SEC. That mythical distinction is ripe for the taking, with Alabama’s Mac Jones, Florida’s Kyle Trask and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond all moving on to the NFL.
There certainly are arguments to be made for Ole Miss, with the aforementioned players returning to take snaps in the coming season. Meanwhile, only Auburn (Bo Nix), Missouri (Connor Bazelak) and Vanderbilt (Seals) have full-time starters returning at quarterback, but their surrounding casts are a bit suspect. And who knows about Mike Leach’s Mississippi State and six-game starter Will Rogers?
He goes on to acknowledge that a newcomer could take the top spot, and, indeed, you have to consider Alabama’s Bryce Young a decent possibility for that, especially considering his surrounding talent. But from where I sit, you have to like Georgia’s and Ole Miss’ place with regards to the most important position on the field. I would give the Dawgs a slight nod in the overall department, just because there’s a little more depth behind the starter in Athens than the one in Oxford (plenty of rumors out there that Plumlee is going to wideout full time).
As an aside, can I just say that I’m somewhat amused at seeing the quarterback whisperer’s team at eighth on Towers’ list?