SEC East Football: The East’s Most Important Offensive Players

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Dec 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The Heisman Trophy sits on a pedestal before the pre-announcement press conference at the New York Marriott Marquis. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley’s on-and-off appearances with Georgia last year caused the team a great deal of turmoil.  Fortunately for the Bulldogs, Nick Chubb stepped in and was a beast of a running back in 2014.

But can you imagine what Gerogia’s offense would have been like with a healthy, non-suspended Gurley with Chubb serving as a complementary back?  Georgia had a successful 10-3 campaign, but it could have been even greater.

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Unrealized potential is a terrible thing to ponder for fans, players and coaches alike.  But that is what happens so often in the SEC.  When teams lose their most important offensive player, like Georgia did last year, all accomplishments are still just a reminder of what could have been.  Gurley should have been the MVP, but he was certainly the most important offensive player.

So who are the SEC East’s most important offensive players heading into 2015?  They may not be the MVP’s, but their contributions are crucial for their teams to succeed.

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