It’s a topic that could be debated for hours, with many different choices and no easy way to figure out the right answer.
Who is the best quarterback in college football history?
Luckily for us, this week’s ESPN coaches poll tackled this question. 97 coaches were asked who the best QB of all-time is. And two SEC quarterbacks came out on top.
Former Florida QB Tim Tebow was voted as the best, with former Tennessee QB Peyton Manning not far behind at No. 2. Both Tebow and Manning had illustrious college careers.
This week in @McMurphyESPN's Coaches Poll, 97 CFB coaches gave their top college QB of all time.
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Tebow passed for 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns, also rushing for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns, over four seasons with the Gators from 2006-09. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and captured a pair of national championships in 2006 and 2008.
Since then, Tebow’s career has, of course, taken an interesting path. He was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, playing there for two years and even winning a playoff game over the Pittsburgh Steelers in his second season.
Manning passed for 11,201 and 89 touchdowns in four seasons with the Vols from 1994-97. He went on to have a standout NFL career, playing for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos from 1998-2015.
Manning was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He went on to pass for 71,940 career yards and 539 touchdowns, while winning a pair of Super Bowls and five MVP awards.