Football.com - everything football

Don't Sleep On...

by Christopher Smith
Nov 20, 2013 7:50 PM EST



Don't sleep on quarterbacks named Brett this season.

Check out these numbers.

Player A: 1,835 passing yards, 73.2 percent completion rate, 14 TDs, 5 INTs, 438 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs
Player B: 1,469 passing yards, 68.1 percent completion rate, 12 TDs, 4 INTs, 260 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
Player C: 1,854 passing yards, 64.3 percent completion rate, 15 TDs, 4 INTs, 422 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs

Player A, of course, is reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, the preeminent dual-threat quarterback in college football.

Player B? Brett Hundley of UCLA. He's played one fewer game than Johnny Football, but his stats are just a smudge behind Manziel. Hundley and the Bruins get two chances to be loud with games against Stanford and Oregon in the next nine days, and if they win one, expect the sophomore to enter the Heisman conversation in earnest.

Player C is Brett Smith of Wyoming. His passing yards and touchdowns actually surpass Manziel, and he's rushed for just 16 fewer yards. Granted, it's been against lesser competition, but Smith isn't throwing to Mike Evans or operating behind Jake Matthews, either.

And don't sleep on the No. 3 Clemson Tigers this weekend as home 'dogs against Florida State. Coach Dabo Swinney and quarterback Tajh Boyd have proven themselves in big games, most recently with wins against LSU and Georgia. Look for Clemson to set the record straight this weekend against upstart FSU and freshman sensation Jameis Winston.