- Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer
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There's no position in sports scrutinized quite like the quarterback position.
Everyone has different criteria, too, as far as what they're looking for in a great quarterback, although rallying your teammates in clutch situations and delivering when the game is on the line are always going to be right up there near the top, regardless of what the statistics say.
This week on the SEC blog, I tabbed Alabama's AJ McCarron as the SEC quarterback I'd take right now based on the way he's playing. I went back and forth between McCarron and Georgia's Aaron Murray, but settled on McCarron based on the fact that he simply doesn't throw the ball to the other team.
Now that you know who my choice would be, it's your turn.
Go vote in our SportsNation poll and tell us who you would take at quarterback in the SEC right now. In addition to McCarron and Murray, the other choices are Florida's Jeff Driskel, South Carolina's Connor Shaw and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson.
Noticeably absent from that list is Tennessee's Tyler Bray, who's a super talent and leads the league with 12 touchdown passes. Bray simply hasn't won any big games, though, and has piled up most of his stats throughout his career against lesser teams. He could easily move up, and gets another chance to show what he's made of this Saturday at Georgia after struggling for much of the second half against Florida two weeks ago.
The quarterback play, period, has improved in the SEC, and this might be the deepest crop of quarterbacks the league has had in years.
We'll sit back and see who the fans pick as their quarterback and will unveil the results sometime next week.
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