SEC Quarterbacks: Who Will Win the 2024 Heisman Trophy?

SEC Quarterbacks: Who Will Win the 2024 Heisman Trophy?

By: John Shirley | 07/03/2024 SEC Quarterbacks

The race for the 2024 Heisman Trophy is heating up, and the SEC is home to some of the most talented quarterbacks in college football. From seasoned veterans to rising stars, these playmakers are poised to make a significant impact. Here’s a look at the top returning SEC quarterbacks and their chances of winning the coveted Heisman Trophy.

"I think Jalen Milroe will be the favorite to win the Heisman when the (2024) season starts next year." - Booger McFarland ESPN

1. Carson Beck (Georgia)

Carson Beck has been gaining momentum as Georgia’s starting quarterback, showing impressive poise and decision-making skills. Leading the Bulldogs to another strong finish in 2023, Beck completed over 72.4% of his passes and threw for 3,941 yards and 24 touchdowns. His experience and the talent around him make him a strong candidate for the Heisman.

Key Stats

  • 2023 passing yards: 3,941
  • 2023 touchdowns: 24
  • 2023 interceptions: 6
  • 2023 QBR 86.0 (5th in nation)

2. Quinn Ewers (Texas)

Quinn Ewers was a standout at Texas in 2023, showcasing his strong arm and playmaking ability. The former top recruit is known for his deep ball accuracy and pocket presence. Ewers threw for 3,479 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, making him a legitimate Heisman contender if he continues to improve.

Key Stats

  • 2023 passing yards: 3,479
  • 2023 touchdowns: 22
  • 2023 interceptions: 6
  • 2023 QBR 78.3 (17th in nation)
  • Completion percentage: 69%

3. Jalen Milroe (Alabama)

Jalen Milroe brings a dual-threat element to Alabama’s offense that can be electrifying. In 2023, Milroe accounted for over 3,300 total yards, throwing for 2,834 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for another 531 yards and 12 scores. His versatility and ability to make plays with his legs make him a dynamic Heisman candidate.

Key Stats

  • 2023 passing yards: 2,834
  • Rushing yards: 531
  • Total touchdowns: 35
  • 2023 interceptions: 6
  • 2023 QBR 80.5 (13th in nation)

4. Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss)

Jaxson Dart had a breakout season with Ole Miss, ending the 2023 season with 3,364 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. His ability to extend plays and connect on deep passes has made him a fan favorite. Dart's offensive weapons and Kiffin's offensive mind could propel him into serious Heisman contention.

Key Stats

  • 2023 passing yards: 3,364
  • 2023 touchdowns: 23
  • 2023 interceptions: 5
  • 2023 QBR 78.5 (16th in nation)
  • Completion percentage: 65.1%

5. Nico Iamaleava (Tennessee)

Nico Iamaleava may be a surprise on this list, but his talent is undeniable. The Tennessee quarterback has flashed incredible potential in limited action, displaying a rocket arm and impressive athleticism. While he hasn’t had the same experience as others, his ceiling might be the highest of all. Despite playing only 5 games in 2023, he passed for 314 yards, 2 TDs, 0 Ints, and had a QBR of 79.3. If he puts it all together in 2024, watch out.

Little-Known Facts

  • Nico was the highest-rated QB recruit in Tennessee's history.
  • He has been clocked at throwing the ball over 60 yards effortlessly.

OTD’s Heisman Pick: Carson Beck

After evaluating the talent and potential of these quarterbacks, Off the Deck Sports is picking Carson Beck as the 2024 Heisman Trophy winner. With his experience, poise, and the high-powered Georgia offense behind him, Beck has the best chance to secure college football's most prestigious individual award.

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