Spring practices and games have now officially come to a conclusion across SEC football, meaning that there are a few question marks entering the 2023 season that were likely answered, as well as possibly a few others left unanswered.
Among those unanswered questions for a significant number of teams across the conference is at quarterback, with many SEC football teams still having a competition carry over into the summer and fall camp.
However, let’s take a pause with the spring having now ended, and make a post-spring prediction as to whom each SEC team’s starting quarterback will be in Week 1 of the 2023 season.
Predicting each 2023 Week 1 SEC football starting quarterback post-spring
Alabama Crimson Tide – Jalen Milroe
One of SEC football’s top quarterback competitions this offseason, the pick for Alabama’s starter in Week 1 goes to Milroe coming out of spring practice. However, this is certainly by a very slim margin, and this will continue to be a major talking point between Milroe, Ty Simpson, Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner, Eli Holstein, and Dylan Lonergan as we enter the summer months, as well as in fall camp.
Arkansas Razorbacks – KJ Jefferson
One of the few teams across the conference without a quarterback competition, Arkansas’ starter at the position this season will be Jefferson once again, who is entering not only his fifth season in Fayetteville, but also his third as the Razorbacks starter.
Auburn Tigers – Robby Ashford
The Crimson Tide previously aren’t the only team from Alabama with a quarterback competition that will carry over across the next couple of months, as the same can likely be said for Auburn and new head coach Hugh Freeze. However, there is arguably a favorite in that competition at the moment in Ashford over others such as TJ Finley and Holden Geriner.