These SEC Quarterbacks are Among the Best in 2024

Some of the best quarterbacks in the country play in the SEC.
Dec 29, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback Brady Cook (12) rolls out to pass
Dec 29, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback Brady Cook (12) rolls out to pass / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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With 90 days or so before the start of the 2024 college football season, many quarterbacks are gearing up to have spectacular seasons, and none more than those gunslingers in the toughest conference in the country, the SEC.

Four of the quarterbacks listed below were ranked nationally in the Top 30 in passing in the FBS at the conclusion of the 2023 season. With the advent of NIL and the transfer portal, it is a mighty struggle to maintain continuity at the most important position on the field. But these teams will certainly benefit from these talented, experienced, and most of all loyal signal callers.

SEC Quarterbacks Among the Best

Quinn Ewers (Texas Longhorns)

With 22 games of college experience and passed over for 2023 All Big-12 honors, Quinn Ewers threw for 3,479 yards, 22 TDs, and six INTs. In addition, Ewers added five rushing touchdowns as he led the Longhorns to the College Football Playoff. Ewers threw at least one touchdown pass in every game he played in last season.

In six games a season ago, Ewers threw multiple-touchdown passes. Ewers recorded six games with over 300 yards passing, including a 452-yard, four touchdown effort against Oklahoma State in the Big-12 Championship Game, a 49-21 victory by the Longhorns. Ewers leads the Longhorns into the SEC this season, a product of conference realignment.

Texas opens the 2024 season against Colorado State in Austin on August 31.

Brady Cook (Missouri Tigers)

Brady Cook, going into his third season as the QB1 starter, helped lead Mizzou to an 11-2 record in 2023 and victory over Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl. Cook passed for 3,317 yards, 21 touchdowns, and only six INTs. In addition, Cook added eight rushing touchdowns.

How accurate was Cook at throwing the football? He completed 66% of his passes and did not throw an INT until week six in a 10-point loss to LSU. In fact, Cook recorded five games over 70% completion percentage, including two games over 80%. Cook posted five games of over 300 yards passing, including 411 yards, two TDs, and two INTs in that loss to LSU.

Over the final four games of last season, Cook led the Tigers four consecutive wins, including that 14-3 win over the Buckeyes in the bowl game.

Missouri kicks off the 2024 season when they host Murray State on Thursday night, August 29.