The dual-threat QB has always been around, but we probably didn't realize it, or even more so, we didn't know how to classify it. Players like Randall Cunningham, Steve Young and John Elway were actually dual-threat QBs in their prime.
Today, the position has its own classification in recruiting, and with the zone-read spread-option offense now being the big thing in the game, having a dual-threat QB has become crucial. The threat of having a QB who has the speed, quickness and athleticism to run with the football, while still possessing good passing QB skills presents a lot more problems for defenses.
Over the years, we've seen some very good dual-threat QBs come through the recruiting trail, especially in the BCS era. Today, we're going to rank the best dual-threat QB recruits in the BCS era.
Remember, we're ranking the best 12 dual-threat QBs as recruits, not based on what they did in college.