The greatest SEC quarterback ever is ...

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Peyton Manning? Archie Manning? Fran Tarkenton? David Greene? Danny Wuerffel? Joe Namath?

As a HUGE New York Jets fan, I would love to say Namath, but I'll go with Wuerffel. Yeah, you could easily make the argument that Wuerffel was a product of Steve Spurrier's system, but you cannot take away the fact that Wuerffel set numerous passing records and won a national championship and the Heisman Trophy. None of the aforementioned quarterbacks accomplished both feats.

Who do you feel is the best SEC quarterback of all time? Please don't take into account each player's NFL career. And, no, you don't need to remind me that Wuerffel was terrible in the NFL.

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Submitted by Gator on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 5:16pm.

Danny Wuerffel was very good, but his mentor was absolutely THE best, Steve Spurrier. He won his own Heisman Trophy on a less than gifted team. Spurrier was not only a great passer, but he was the place kicker and the punter. And, he could have returned punts if Ray Graves had let him. Steve Spurrier, Georgia's greatest nightmare and the SEC's greatest quarterback!

Submitted by bladderq on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 9:28pm.

Spurrier was probably pretty good; but, Billy Lothridge did about as much for Tech & had an NFL career (albeit w/ the Falcons). But if we go to 2nd tier SEC schools (I went to GA), Pa Sullivan to Tucker Fredrickson wasn't bad.

Submitted by bladderq on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 4:26pm.

Joe Namath hands down. I was at a GT game (when they dared to be in the SEC). He was sitting out w/ gimpy legs and all. The game got close & I swear he came in and threw 3 passes, demolished Tech and went back and sat down. Mind you, I was like 12.
Never saw Snake but he would ave to be a good 2nd. I watched plenty of Oakland on TV & it gauls me that he's not in the Hall or that he's not considered the best lefty.
AND I went to GA.
How about best SEC defense? GEORGIA... Jake Scott & Bill Stanfield and company. Erik Russell made Vince Dooley everything he became. They lost the Orange Bowl that year "hung over" because Dooley wasn't a head coach. OH, how I wish he'd taken that job at Auburn & gone home!

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 11:45am.

It's hard to leave David Greene out. I'll give the UF QB's credit too. Greene just didn't make many mistakes to cost his team.

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Submitted by Michael Boylan on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 11:10am.

Kevin, you forgot to include Quincy Carter.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 12:15pm.

I assume Alabama doesn't count; Namath and Snake are, and were, the best in the south, with the possible exception of Johnny Unitas at Louisville, which I assume also doesn't count.
I'm tired of Georgia football this and Georgia cheating that. Six years on the dole and sophomore credits at best must go. Give those pros a cerificate in "Football" and Bling.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 4:18pm.

They just came off of massive probation from the NCAA. So you don't have to look anywhere else to find cheaters. There are plenty at Bama, or at least they were. Smiling

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