5 best SEC quarterbacks since 1980

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by GatorInGeorgia, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. GatorInGeorgia

    GatorInGeorgia Senior Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,865
    Oxbucks:
    $2,906
    Ratings:
    +3,473 / -288
    Earlier on the Florida-Vandy TV broadcast, they posted the results of a straw poll for the 5 best SEC QBs since 1980. In order from 1 to 5 the results were Tebow, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel & Tua.

    The younger of the 2 guys calling the game (I don’t know his name) said he had no disputes with the list. I’m like WTF, is this list a bad joke? Johnny, Tua and for that matter Cam (the guy only played one frickin season) have no business on the list. Any list that doesn’t have Danny on it is disqualified IMO. Discuss.

    ***EDIT***- The young commentator I referred to above is Dan Orlovsky. He sucks as a commentator.
     
    #1 GatorInGeorgia, Nov 9, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
    • Swamp Donkey

      Swamp Donkey Bring Back Squash
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 9, 2014
      Messages:
      60,076
      Oxbucks:
      $53,596
      Ratings:
      +78,789 / -4,913
      Danny
      Tebow
      Rexy
      Matthews
      Leak
       
      • Durty South Swamp

        Durty South Swamp doodley doodley doo!
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 19, 2014
        Messages:
        13,061
        Oxbucks:
        $9,099
        Ratings:
        +19,014 / -367
        Agree, manziel never won jack. Tua ain't won jack either quite honestly. Cam played 1 season. List was made by a millennial no doubt.
         
        • Like Like x 7
        • Facepalm Facepalm x 1
        • List
        • Gatorraid81

          Gatorraid81 Well-Known Member
          Lifetime Member

          Joined:
          Dec 4, 2016
          Messages:
          3,570
          Oxbucks:
          $2,779
          Ratings:
          +3,648 / -261
          Danny had like a 115 TD passes and it didn’t include bowl stats.
           
          • GatorKen714

            GatorKen714 Well-Known Member

            Joined:
            May 24, 2018
            Messages:
            135
            Oxbucks:
            $210
            Ratings:
            +205 / -42
            Shane Mathews Danny Wurffel, Rex Grossman, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow who else ?
             
          • Swamp Donkey

            Swamp Donkey Bring Back Squash
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Jun 9, 2014
            Messages:
            60,076
            Oxbucks:
            $53,596
            Ratings:
            +78,789 / -4,913
            Or SECG stats.
             
            • Gatorraid81

              Gatorraid81 Well-Known Member
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Dec 4, 2016
              Messages:
              3,570
              Oxbucks:
              $2,779
              Ratings:
              +3,648 / -261
              Danny was part of 4 Sec Championship teams, won a Natty, won the Heisman, but wasn’t one of the top 5 QB’s in the SEC over the last 40 years. Ok
               
              • soflagator

                soflagator Senior Member
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Sep 4, 2014
                Messages:
                7,367
                Oxbucks:
                $16,328
                Ratings:
                +21,689 / -161
                Several have nailed it. Danny, Tebow and Rex are fixtures in the Too 3. Behind that there may be some debate.

                DJ Shockley threw one of my favorite “TD” passes of all times. So I give him an honorable mention as well.
                 
                • KronoGator

                  KronoGator Newbie

                  Joined:
                  Aug 28, 2014
                  Messages:
                  1,430
                  Ratings:
                  +1,594 / -62
                • Homer J

                  Homer J Senior Member
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Jun 12, 2014
                  Messages:
                  1,839
                  Oxbucks:
                  $1,007
                  Ratings:
                  +1,411 / -101
                  Cam & Johnny Football?? One & two year wonders...
                   
                • BMF

                  BMF Bad Mother....
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Sep 8, 2014
                  Messages:
                  14,271
                  Oxbucks:
                  $15,460
                  Ratings:
                  +21,192 / -299
                  That's the first thing I thought, "Cam played 1 season!" You can't be on a 'the best' list if you only played one season.
                   
                • 78

                  78 Dazed and Confused
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Jun 9, 2014
                  Messages:
                  16,646
                  Oxbucks:
                  $14,540
                  Ratings:
                  +20,589 / -1,112
                  Pretty sure Newton would have racked up even bigger numbers if he hadn’t been such a boob. His 2010 season was one for the ages.
                   
                • GatorInGeorgia

                  GatorInGeorgia Senior Member
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Aug 25, 2014
                  Messages:
                  3,865
                  Oxbucks:
                  $2,906
                  Ratings:
                  +3,473 / -288
                  Yeah but still not worthy of being on the list. One year a career does not make.
                   
                  • 78

                    78 Dazed and Confused
                    Lifetime Member

                    Joined:
                    Jun 9, 2014
                    Messages:
                    16,646
                    Oxbucks:
                    $14,540
                    Ratings:
                    +20,589 / -1,112
                    Your own OP simply said “5 best.” I took that not to mean lifetime achievement but rather how good they were when they departed the college game.

                    Wuerffel was a great quarterback here, but his accomplishments will always be overshadowed by Spurrier.
                     
                    • GatorInGeorgia

                      GatorInGeorgia Senior Member
                      Lifetime Member

                      Joined:
                      Aug 25, 2014
                      Messages:
                      3,865
                      Oxbucks:
                      $2,906
                      Ratings:
                      +3,473 / -288
                      In and of itself, it’s not a lifetime achievement award and technically 4 years of play aren’t required. However, there are other guys that did just as well over more than 1 season.
                       
                    • 78

                      78 Dazed and Confused
                      Lifetime Member

                      Joined:
                      Jun 9, 2014
                      Messages:
                      16,646
                      Oxbucks:
                      $14,540
                      Ratings:
                      +20,589 / -1,112
                      Okay, who?
                       
                    • ThreatMatrix

                      ThreatMatrix In shambles
                      Lifetime Member

                      Joined:
                      Aug 28, 2014
                      Messages:
                      12,645
                      Oxbucks:
                      $9,598
                      Ratings:
                      +17,290 / -695
                      90% of us never saw Spurrier play. And the only play we have seen is a grainy black and white of him is kicking a FG. He has a Heisman. So does Danny, plus four SEC rings. a National championship and we've all probably seen every down he played either live or on TV. So how does Spurrier overshadow Danny as a QB?
                       
                      • GatorInGeorgia

                        GatorInGeorgia Senior Member
                        Lifetime Member

                        Joined:
                        Aug 25, 2014
                        Messages:
                        3,865
                        Oxbucks:
                        $2,906
                        Ratings:
                        +3,473 / -288
                        Danny and Rex are two that come to mind.
                         
                      • 78

                        78 Dazed and Confused
                        Lifetime Member

                        Joined:
                        Jun 9, 2014
                        Messages:
                        16,646
                        Oxbucks:
                        $14,540
                        Ratings:
                        +20,589 / -1,112
                        Who said QB? I meant him calling the plays for Wuerffel.
                         
                      • ThreatMatrix

                        ThreatMatrix In shambles
                        Lifetime Member

                        Joined:
                        Aug 28, 2014
                        Messages:
                        12,645
                        Oxbucks:
                        $9,598
                        Ratings:
                        +17,290 / -695
                        Who said QB?
                        The thread is about the 5 best QBs.
                        Please tell me that you have a caregiver that watches over you so that you don't turn into a silver alert.
                         

                      Share This Page

                      The Box

                      Help

                      You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

                        1. There are currently no users chatting.
                          • About Us

                            Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                          • Like us on Facebook

                          • Buy us a Zima!

                            The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.