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The Best Quarterback in the SEC

Quarterbacks in the SEC Are Question Mark

With the SEC being one of the toughest conferences in the nation, that tends to lead to more balanced teams. For example, the teams with the best College Football odds to win the conference, Georgia and Alabama, have starting quarterback questions in 2023.

Due to the top teams having quarterback questions, that does open up NCAA football odds to other schools to lead the way at this position. On top of that, the SEC saw five of its top quarterbacks leave for the NFL, which offers more opportunities for players to shine, but also more uncertainty.

The Best Quarterback in the SEC
Spencer Rattler #7 of the South Carolina - James gilbert/getty images/afp

The quarterback situation in the SEC does complicated College Football predictions without a clear frontrunner. On the other hand, it allows a sleeper pick to end up on top.

Honorable Mentions

One name that might come up often in College Football picks to be the top quarterback in the SEC is KJ Jefferson from Arkansas. He threw for 2,648 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. On top of that, Jefferson ran for 640 yards and nine touchdowns. However, what makes him an honorable mention is that he struggled in each of the Razorbacks’ four losses. If he can be more consistent in 2023, he may be a quick riser up this list.

Spencer Rattler from South Carolina could find himself in the thick of things. The 2022 season was his first with the Gamecocks, and he struggled early. However, in the final two games against No.5 Tennessee and No.8 Clemson, Rattler put on a show, combining for 798 yards and eight touchdowns. That was enough to place him fifth in passing yards in the SEC, 3,026. If the play from the final two games can become more consistent for Rattler, he could quickly change his NCAA odds.

Another possible sleeper pick is Devin Leary. He headlined College Football news by transferring from NC State to Kentucky. In 2022, Leary was hampered by an injury, playing in six games, passing for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns. But in 2021, when he was healthy, Leary passed for 3,433 yards and 35 touchdowns. If Leary can stay healthy, he could become the top quarterback in the SEC.

LSU is supposed to be one of the top teams in the SEC next season, and if that ends up being the case, Jayden Daniels should play a role in that. He threw for 2,913 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. Furthermore, Daniels was also a dual-threat quarterback, running for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns. The one thing that seems to be holding Daniels back is his passing stats. If that could get a boost in 2023, he will be in the conversation for the top quarterback in the conference.

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Will Rogers Might Have the Best Chance

While there is no clear frontrunner for the best quarterback in the SEC, Will Rogers might be the best choice. Last season he came in second for passing yards with 3,974 and first in touchdowns, 35. Rogers led a pass-heavy offense for Mississippi State, attempting 47 passes per game.

• Rogers is a Senior Leader for the Bulldogs & has a career completion percentage of 70.7 🔥. In his career he’s thrown for 10,689 yards 82 Touchdowns and rushed for 1 TD. pic.twitter.com/lSTEMEfVfH

— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) June 28, 2023


Rogers was trusted last season to make the right decisions with the ball, only throwing eight interceptions, and will be again in 2023. Given the stats he was able to put up last season, it seems likely Rogers will do it again. He should be able to lead the SEC in passing yards and touchdowns, helped out by the number of attempts Rogers will have.

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