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Top 5 Best SEC Quarterbacks Of The Last Decade

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

The quarterback position is always a fan favorite. And, in the SEC where “it just means more,” well, it just means more.

It’s also the position most football fans feel like they know the most about. The armchair quarterback is the easiest position to play. You can even do it with a drink in your hand.

Today, we dive into the best quarterbacks of the last ten years; now, before the list comes out, I’m warning you as the reader that you might be offended. Sit back, grab a beverage, and disagree or agree with the list.

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No.5 Tua Tagovailoa – Alabama Crimson Tide

I think Tua Tagovailoa could’ve been number one if injuries didn’t plague his career. Nevertheless, it doesn’t take away from the success he had with the Crimson Tide.

As a true freshman Tua came off the bench to win a National Title. In his second season, Tua led the Tide back to the National Championship Game to play a loaded Clemson team. Alabama ended up losing that game, but back-to-back National Championship Game appearance is impressive.

But, he never won a Heisman. However, Tua finished second in voting in 2018, and he also won SEC Player of the Year that season.

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No.4 Johnny “Money” Manziel – Texas A&M Aggies

So before you start screaming at the device that you’re reading this, just listen for a minute.

No, Johnny Manziel didn’t win a national championship or pan out in the NFL, but he was SEC freshman of the year and the Heisman trophy winner in 2012. Manziel was the first freshman ever to win the Heisman; he holds multiple records in his Heisman year like rushing yards by a freshman (1,410) and total offense by a freshman (5,116).

Manziel ushered in a new audience of fans and was incredible on the field.

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No.3 Aaron Murray – Georgia Bulldogs

For a quarterback that never played in a championship or won a Heisman, Aaron Murray is probably one of the most underrated quarterbacks to play. When you hear names like Peyton Manning, just know that Murray has more passing touchdowns than him, matter of fact, he’s the all-time leader of passing touchdowns (121). Also, if the last stat didn’t solidify Murray on the list, he ranks 1st in all-time passing yards (13,166), which is more than Manning, Leake, and Greene. Murray could’ve been the best QB, but his team couldn’t learn how to win more than eight games.

It’s safe to say Murray was crippled by the coaching staff that was around him.

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No.2 Cam Newton – Auburn Tigers

Technically, Cam Newton only played one full season in the SEC, but he took college football by storm. Cam was built like a machine. He was like nothing we’ve ever seen before. He had a strong arm and could run linebackers over because he was bigger than most linebackers.

Although Cam played just one season, he won a National Championship and the Heisman Trophy. Cam accomplished more in one season than the majority of quarterbacks will their entire career.

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Honorable Mentions

Josh Dobbs – Tennessee Volunteers

AJ McCarron – Alabama Crimson Tide

Drew Lock – Missouri Tigers

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No.1 Joe Burrow –  LSU Tigers

I can already hear the keyboard warriors cussing. “The only reason Burrow is at the top is because he won the National Championship last season.”

NO, Burrow threw for 60 touchdowns and ONLY 6 INT’s his final season. Burrow’s 60 touchdowns is an FBS record, and his 5,671 passing yards ranks 3rd all time. Yes, Burrow’s first season with the Tigers wasn’t super successful, but what he did in his senior year puts him at the top of the list. Winning a National Championship then No.1 overall draft pick all in the same year makes him the best of the last decade.

This list might not come as a surprise to many, but with everything going on in the world, it gives us something to discuss rather than talking about politics.

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