Watching just the first five weeks of this college football season, I legitimately believe this could be the best class of quarterbacks since 2004. And honestly, I think this class will be better than 2004. By my count, there are no less than five guys who could easily go in the first round.
Before the season began, my top six quarterbacks list looked like this:
I know, right. John Brantley sucks. The worst part of watching Brantley stink up the joint this season has been how incredibly Cam “Lootin” Newton has played. My top five QBs going into week five were:
I thought I had everything figured out going into last week…and then last week happened. My new list goes:
The craziest part of my new QB list is how close everything is. The top three guys are absolutely the three leaders for the Heisman this season – or at least they should be.
I’m not sure how it is that no one is talking about how amazing the Alabama offense is this year. They could legitimately have six first round draft picks next April, just on offense – McElroy, RB Mark Ingram, RB Trent Richardson, WR Julio Jones, LT James Carpenter and LG Barrett Jones.
I knew McElroy was good, but he’s been beyond good this year. Anyone who is putting Ingram ahead of him on the Heisman list just isn’t watching the games. McElroy doesn’t have the stats, just 983 yards passing and 7 touchdowns with 3 interceptions, but his play has been what’s taken Bama’s offense to the next level.
Typically when you say a quarterback “manages” the game, you mean that he sucks, but he doesn’t screw things up. McElroy actually manages the game in the sense that he controls games and does exactly what his team needs. When his team needed him to throw the ball against Arkansas, he lit it up. When they needed him to control the clock in the second half against Florida, he made every play. He is amazing to watch. I hate him. I hate him so much.
Denard Robinson has been stupid, filthy good. In five games as a starter, he already owns the top three offensive performances in the history of the program. And this is the University of Michigan we’re talking about not, Eastern Michigan or Western or South Central.
Kellen Moore is doing what everyone thought he would. No more, no less. The sad thing is, what everyone expected him to do is be spectacular and he’s been spectacular and is getting no credit for it.
Pryor has been great, but he still hasn’t played a meaningful game.
“Lootin” Newton is throwing every ball like it’s a laptop out of his bedroom window. He’s running the ball like the Gainesville police are always after him. I’m starting to hate him too.
Landry Jones may be having the greatest under-the-radar season ever. In five games, 1457 yards, 64 percent completion rate, 11 touchdowns and just three picks. And no one is talking about him.
This football season is going to be amazing.