SEC Bracket: Ole Miss QB Eli Manning vs. Missouri QB Chase Daniel
We put the 32 best SEC quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers since 1982 — Herschel Walker’s last season in a Georgia uniform — into one bracket.
Now, it’s up to SEC Country (that’s you) to decide which players move on.
This matchup features former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning, a No. 3 seed, and former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, a No. 5 seed. (Yes, Daniel played his entire career in the Big 12, but the Tigers needed a representative, and Daniel is their best modern player). Read through our notes and then make your pick.
Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2000-2003)
- Raw numbers (43 games): 60.8 completion percentage for 10,119 yards (7.4 YPA), 81 touchdowns and 35 interceptions // five rushing touchdowns
- Accolades: 2003 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award // 2003 Maxwell Award (nation’s top player) // 2003 SEC offensive player of the year // 2003 Heisman Trophy finalist // 2003 SEC passing champion // 2003 SEC passing touchdowns leader // 6th in career SEC passing touchdowns
Chase Daniel (Missouri, 2005-2008)
- Raw numbers (51 games): 68.0 completion percentage for 12,515 yards (7.8 YPA), 101 touchdowns and 41 interceptions // 970 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns
- Accolades: 2007 Big 12 player of the year // 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist // 4th in career Big 12 total touchdowns and passing touchdowns // 15th in career NCAA total yards