2013 was a special season for the quarterback position. The collegiate landscape saw a redshirt freshman win the Heisman for the second season in a row. The sport also saw its most popular face, Johnny Manziel, put on a show almost every week. In addition, new faces emerged like UCF's Blake Bortles, and overall, plenty of talent played at the position.
In some places, such as the SEC, 2014 will be about new faces stepping up, as proven winners march toward the NFL. Meanwhile, in the Pac-12, which is rich in returning quarterbacks, this season will be about which signal-caller can get his team into the playoff.
As spring ball gets rolling, this season should be a banner year for quarterbacks. The reigning Heisman winner is back in Tallahassee, his BCS Championship opponent's passer returns to The Plains to improve, and Oklahoma believes it has the guy to lead the Sooners back to the top of the Big 12.
This list is comprised of players who are predicted to put up big seasons, lead teams to double-digit wins and post monumental production numbers. Here, in alphabetical order, is a look at some of the best quarterbacks who are coming back for 2014.