The Davey O'Brien preseason watch list includes 34 quarterbacks, and six of them are from the SEC.
The Davey O'Brien Award honors the nation's best quarterback.
The addition of Mettenberger also makes this one of the more impressive crops of quarterbacks in the SEC in a long time. Mettenberger joked that maybe it's time to change some perceptions around the country.
"They say the Pac-12 quarterbacks can throw the ball well and the SEC quarterbacks can hand the ball off well. I kneel the ball down better than anybody in the nation," Mettenberger cracked.