SEC's best first-year starting QB poll


Several quarterback battles around the SEC will go into the summer and on into preseason camp.

It’s too close to call at Alabama, where A.J. McCarron and Phillip Sims battled to a draw this spring. The same goes for Auburn, where Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley are dead even.

Even at Arkansas, coach Bobby Petrino wasn’t ready to give Tyler Wilson the nod over Brandon Mitchell.

Randall Mackey was a pleasant surprise at Ole Miss. But if Barry Brunetti gets his hardship waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to play next season, that’s going to be a tight battle. Don’t count junior college newcomer Zack Stoudt out of that equation, either.

And if Stephen Garcia’s suspension is lifted at South Carolina, it could get interesting in Columbia with Connor Shaw finishing up the spring as the Gamecocks’ No. 1 quarterback.

In other words, we’re going to have a handful of first-year starting quarterbacks in the league next season.

I took the liberty of picking four candidates.

Using our poll, tell me who you think will be the most productive first-year starter next season.

Submit your votes now, and I’ll highlight the winner later this week in a separate post.