In the past 10 years alone, great Pac-12 quarterbacks like Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart have won the Heisman Trophy, while others like Stanford's Andrew Luck have come awfully close. But does college success equate itself to success in the pros?
Not necessarily, but this case is a resounding YES. Pac-12 quarterbacks have an esteemed history in the National Football League, producing many of the best passers in this, and previous, generations.
Here's a look at the 11 best NFL quarterbacks to come out of the Pac-12:
Note: UCLA's Bob Waterfield, Stanford's John Brodie and Oregon's Norm Van Brocklin have been excluded, since they technically played in the Pacific Coast Conference, which disbanded in 1959. The new Pac-8, which became the Pac-12, didn't begin until years later.
*All stats and info. via Pro Football Reference*