The best quarterbacks ever for each SEC team and Texas and Oklahoma

Stetson Bennett
ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett gets set before a play during the second quarter of a college football game between the Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. (Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire)

Here are the greatest quarterbacks in the history of each SEC football team, as well as the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma:

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All-time top SEC Quarterbacks for each school

    1. Alabama Crimson Tide – Joe Namath: Joe Namath, who played for Alabama in the early 1960s, is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in the program’s history. He led the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1964 and was known for his strong arm and confident playing style.
    2. Arkansas Razorbacks – Ryan Mallett: Ryan Mallett is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in Arkansas Razorbacks history. He played for Arkansas from 2009 to 2010 and set several school records, including single-season passing yards and touchdowns.
    3. Auburn Tigers – Cam Newton: Cam Newton had a standout season with the Auburn Tigers in 2010. He won the Heisman Trophy and led Auburn to a national championship, displaying his exceptional dual-threat abilities as a passer and runner.
    4. Florida Gators – Tim Tebow: Tim Tebow is widely considered the greatest quarterback in Florida Gators history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and played a pivotal role in the team’s national championship victories in 2006 and 2008.
    5. Georgia Bulldogs – Stetson Bennett: Stetson Bennett is the most decorated quarterback in Georgia Bulldogs history. He passed for over 8,000 yards and 141 touchdowns during his tenure from 2019 to 2022 and led the Bulldogs to consecutive National Championships.
    6. Kentucky Wildcats – Tim Couch: Tim Couch is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in Kentucky Wildcats history. He played for Kentucky in the late 1990s and was known for his strong arm and prolific passing numbers.
    7. Joe Burrow - One of the best ever SEC quarterbacks
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    8. LSU Tigers – Joe Burrow: Joe Burrow had a historic season with the LSU Tigers in 2019. He won the Heisman Trophy, set several NCAA and SEC records, and led LSU to a national championship, cementing his status as one of the greatest quarterbacks in program history.
    9. Ole Miss Rebels – Eli Manning: Eli Manning, the younger brother of Peyton Manning, is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback in Ole Miss Rebels history. He set numerous school records and won the Maxwell Award in 2003 before having a successful NFL career.
    10. Mississippi State Bulldogs – Dak Prescott: Dak Prescott is considered the best quarterback in Mississippi State Bulldogs history. He had a stellar career from 2012 to 2015, setting several school records and earning multiple accolades for his passing and rushing abilities.
    11. Missouri Tigers – Chase Daniel: Chase Daniel is regarded as the top quarterback in Missouri Tigers history. He played for Missouri from 2005 to 2008 and set numerous school records, leading the team to consecutive Big 12 Championship Game appearances.
    12. South Carolina Gamecocks – Connor Shaw: Connor Shaw is considered the greatest quarterback in South Carolina Gamecocks history. He had a successful career from 2010 to 2013, earning multiple school records and leading the Gamecocks to three consecutive bowl victories.
    13. Tennessee Volunteers – Peyton Manning: Peyton Manning is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback in Tennessee Volunteers history. He set numerous school records, won multiple awards, and was a dominant force during his college career before achieving NFL greatness.
    14. Texas A&M Aggies – Johnny Manziel: Johnny Manziel, also known as “Johnny Football,” is considered the best quarterback in Texas A&M Aggies history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and showcased his electrifying playmaking abilities during his time at Texas A&M.
    15. Vanderbilt Commodores – Jay Cutler: Jay Cutler is regarded as the top quarterback in Vanderbilt Commodores history. He played for Vanderbilt from 2002 to 2005 and set several school records, displaying his talent and arm strength.

    Additionally, here are the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the two future SEC members, the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma:

    Texas Longhorns – Colt McCoy: Colt McCoy is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in University of Texas Longhorns history. He set numerous school records, earned multiple awards, and led the Longhorns to the BCS National Championship Game in 2009.

    Oklahoma Sooners – Baker Mayfield: Baker Mayfield is considered the greatest quarterback in University of Oklahoma Sooners history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2017 and set several school and NCAA records during his time at Oklahoma.

    Please note that these selections are subjective and based on historical achievements, impact on their respective programs, and individual success. Different opinions may exist regarding the greatest quarterbacks for each team.

    Top SEC Quarterbacks in Passing Yardage

    Here are the top 25 passers in SEC Football history, based on total career passing yards:

    Rk Player Yds From To School
    1 Aaron Murray* 13166 2010 2013 Georgia
    2 Drew Lock* 12193 2015 2018 Missouri
    3 David Greene* 11528 2001 2004 Georgia
    4 Chris Leak* 11213 2003 2006 Florida
    5 Peyton Manning 11201 1994 1997 Tennessee
    6 Eric Zeier 11153 1991 1994 Georgia
    7 Danny Wuerffel 10875 1993 1996 Florida
    8 Will Rogers* 10689 2020 2022 Mississippi State
    9 Jared Lorenzen 10354 2000 2003 Kentucky
    10 Eli Manning* 10119 2000 2003 Ole Miss
    11 Casey Clausen* 9707 2000 2003 Tennessee
    12 Kellen Mond* 9661 2017 2020 Texas A&M
    13 Bo Wallace* 9534 2012 2014 Ole Miss
    14 Dak Prescott* 9376 2012 2015 Mississippi State
    15 Andre Woodson* 9360 2004 2007 Kentucky
    16 Shane Matthews 9287 1990 1992 Florida
    17 Tim Tebow* 9285 2006 2009 Florida
    18 Rex Grossman* 9164 2000 2002 Florida
    19 Tommy Hodson 9115 1986 1989 LSU
    20 A.J. McCarron* 9019 2010 2013 Alabama
    21 Kyle Shurmur* 8865 2015 2018 Vanderbilt
    22 Erik Ainge* 8700 2004 2007 Tennessee
    23 Jay Cutler 8697 2002 2005 Vanderbilt
    24 Joe Burrow* 8565 2015 2019 LSU
    25 Steve Taneyhill 8555 1992 1995 South Carolina

    Top SEC Quarterbacks in Touchdown Passes

    1 Aaron Murray* 121 2010 2013 Georgia
    2 Danny Wuerffel 114 1993 1996 Florida
    3 Drew Lock* 99 2015 2018 Missouri
    4 Peyton Manning 89 1994 1997 Tennessee
    5 Chris Leak* 88 2003 2006 Florida
    5 Tim Tebow* 88 2006 2009 Florida
    7 Tua Tagovailoa* 87 2017 2019 Alabama
    8 Will Rogers* 82 2020 2022 Mississippi State
    9 Eli Manning* 81 2000 2003 Ole Miss
    10 Bryce Young* 80 2020 2022 Alabama
    11 Andre Woodson* 79 2004 2007 Kentucky
    12 Jake Fromm* 78 2017 2019 Georgia
    12 Jared Lorenzen 78 2000 2003 Kentucky
    14 Rex Grossman* 77 2000 2002 Florida
    14 A.J. McCarron* 77 2010 2013 Alabama
    16 Joe Burrow* 76 2015 2019 LSU
    17 Casey Clausen* 75 2000 2003 Tennessee
    18 Tim Couch 74 1996 1998 Kentucky
    18 Shane Matthews 74 1990 1992 Florida
    20 Erik Ainge* 72 2004 2007 Tennessee
    20 David Greene* 72 2001 2004 Georgia
    22 Kellen Mond* 71 2017 2020 Texas A&M
    23 Dak Prescott* 70 2012 2015 Mississippi State
    24 Tyler Bray* 69 2010 2012 Tennessee
    24 Tommy Hodson 69 1986 1989 LSU
    24 Kyle Trask* 69 2018 2020 Florid

    Stats as of the 2022 season. An asterisk (*) after a player’s name indicates bowl stats are included.

    Courtesy of Sports Reference

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