The SEC as a whole has so many talented quarterbacks in 2023. I am very interested to see how all of the quarterbacks in the league play, especially all the new quarterbacks. Some teams have some question marks heading into the season and others are ready to rock and roll.
I am really curious about who will be named the starter at Alabama in Week 1 and how they play throughout the year. I believe multiple quarterbacks will play in Week 1, but it is too early to tell.
Back-to-back defending champions, the Georgia Bulldogs, have a new face at quarterback in Carson Beck. It will be weird not seeing Stetson Bennett take the field for Georgia in 2023, but how good is Carson Beck?
With some new faces and old veterans taking the field at quarterback, here is how I would rank the top five SEC quarterbacks heading into the 2023 season
The Top 5 Quarterbacks in the SEC in 2023
5. Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss
A year ago, Jaxson Dart was subpar at best and he never really got it going. I expect him to take a huge jump in year two at Ole Miss. Dart is heading into his second year in the Lane Kiffin offense and with a running back like Quinshon Judkins, there is a lot less pressure and allows Dart to play more freely. Any quarterback in the Kiffin system will have success, but Jaxson Dart has a chance to shock a lot of people in 2023.
4. KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
K.J. Jefferson is a veteran guy and you know what to expect from him. The question is, can Jefferson stay healthy? He was supposed to be one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC a year ago, but injuries kind of derailed his and the Razorbacks seasons. If Jefferson can stay healthy, I can see him living up to the hype and being one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
3. Jayden Daniels, LSU
We watched Jayden Daniels grow up before our eyes a year ago. From the beginning of the season to the end, Daniels continued to get better and proved to everybody that he is more than capable of playing in the SEC. Even with all the hype surrounding Daniels and the LSU Tigers, I am still not completely sold on Daniels. With some new faces in the wide receiver room and a really good running back room, he will need to continue to get better. However you want to look at this, Jayden Daniels is still a top-10 quarterback in the country.
2. Joe Milton, Tennessee
The biggest quarterback wildcard in the SEC, and maybe even in the country, is by far Joe Milton. If Milton plays as well as he did to end the season a year ago, the whole country better watch out. Milton has insane athleticism and skill, if he can put it all together he could be one to watch out for in the Heisman race. The problem is, if he comes out and struggles early on and is missing receivers, then things could go downhill quickly in Knoxville. I believe Milton has improved immensely, and he will prove a ton of people wrong in 2023.
1. Will Rogers, Mississippi State
Will Rogers is the most underrated player in college football and it is not even close. Rogers holds the SEC record in career completions at 1,159 and still has a season to play. Will Rogers is seen as a system quarterback but he is much more than an “Air-Raid” quarterback. Rogers has thrown more than thirty touchdowns and has thrown less than ten interceptions. I feel like if Will Rogers was on any other team in the country, he would be talked about more and would be a legit Heisman contender.
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