Who Will Be the Best Quarterback in the SEC?

Isaac ScheidtCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2009

The recent release of the coaches All-SEC team has created controversy with the quarterback selection. 

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow received a nearly unanimous selection for the position, with all but two coaches voting for him. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players, explaining Urban Meyer's vote for Jevan Snead, but there is still one vote left to be determined.

As the SEC Media Days come to a close, there is much speculation as to which coach did not select the two-time national champion and Heisman Trophy winner as the best quarterback in the conference. Several coaches have released public statements claiming that they voted for Tebow, and assuming they are truthful there are three suspects left: Gene Chizik of Auburn, Les Miles from LSU, and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier.

Tebow deserves to be voted to the All-SEC team. There is no doubt that his accomplishments exceed those of Snead right now, but looking forward, who truly is the better quarterback in the SEC?

In 2008, Tebow threw for 2,746 yards with 30 touchdown passes. The Gator quarterback threw only four picks and amassed 673 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. His duel threat on offense, coupled with explosive play makers around him, has caused defenses to play him honest.

While Snead was overshadowed by Tebow in 2008, the young man put up impressive numbers. His passing yard stats were almost identical to Tebow's, as he moved the ball 2,762 yards through the air. Snead threw for 26 touchdowns with arguably a weaker receiving corps than Tebow was able to utilize.

Which quarterback would you want leading your team in 2009? Is Tebow or Snead a better drop-back passer? Who will have a better season statistically in 2009?


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