By Joe Jenkins
Ranking Manziel at No. 2 seems unfair. It’s more 1 and 1a, but somebody needed to come out on top. The staff was divided, but in the end, McCarron has two national titles and isn’t currently at risk for a suspension.
Don’t let the Crimson Tide signal-caller’s pedestrian totals fool you: Alabama’s margin of victory of more than 30 points per win in 2012 meant McCarron was doing a lot less throwing. He would have thrown for more than 3,800 yards and 42 TDs if his first-half production carried through the fourth quarter.
Manziel may be more gifted athletically, but McCarron gets the nod.
Baker in Oregon
I'll say it again, Hundley's name in the top-10, no...top 15 of this list is completely overblown. Yeah, he had a good season a year ago and helped UCLA gain some stabilization at quarterback, but higher than Mariota? Not a chance. Hundley's name seems so out of place on this page....
I like McCarron at No. 1. He might not have all the skills as other quarterbacks, and Alabama certainly surrounds him with plenty of talent. But, for my money, titles are the name of the game. And McCarron has a chance this year to do what very few QBs have done before him. Great list.