Ranking the Most Disappointing Quarterbacks of the SEC Since 2010

The best quarterbacks at any position are easy to name typically, let alone quarterback in one of the most popular and best conferences in college football. What is not easy to think of often times are the worst quarterbacks. In this article, I share my thoughts on the worst starting quarterbacks of the SEC since 2010.
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Barnett (6) against the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Barnett (6) against the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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It is easy and top of mind to think of some of the best quarterbacks in the SEC since 2010, right? Names like Stetson Bennett, Cam Newton, Joe Burrow and several more can easily come to mind. Is it difficult however, and let’s be honest- probably far less painful for us to think about the worst quarterbacks of all-time in the SEC.

In this article, I provide my list of the top six most disappointing SEC quarterbacks since 2010. Keep in mind that this is opinion-based and not necessarily based on statistics. Some names you will see had very short starting tenures, which makes sense considering they were not great on the field. If someone were not subpar performance-wise, in theory they would not remain the teams starting quarterback for even a few games in many cases-let alone a few seasons.

I say that to say keep that in mind when going through these names that you may not even recognize some or all of them. And that is because their tenures may have been just that short as the team’s starting quarterback.

Who were the Top Six Most Disappointing Quarterbacks of the SEC Since 2010?

6. (Jordan Jefferson (2008-2011, LSU)

This one is strange being that Jefferson was in his second season as the Tigers starting quarterback and had just come off of  a season where he completed 61% of his passes, threw for 2,166 yards and 17 touchdowns.

You would think that a quarterback going into their second season starting would have progressed, but this was the opposite with Jefferson. In the 2010 season, Jefferson completed only 56.5% of his passes, threw for only 1,411 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 games for the Tigers.

Oddly enough, the team would go 11-2 on the year, capping it with a Cotton Bowl Victory against Texas A&M.