Ranking the SEC quarterbacks for 2013 season according to Athlon Sports

Johnny Manziel is poised to defend his Heisman Trophy. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Johnny Manziel is poised to defend his Heisman Trophy. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

We are now less than five months away from kickoff of the 2013 season. Take a deep breath, Gamedayr Nation, we are going to make it through this offseason boredom, one way or another.

Athlon Sports, the resident gurus of college football, recently released their rankings of the 2013 SEC quarterbacks.

To no surprise, the man by the name of Johnny Football sits atop the list. But who follows the Texas A&M gunslinger?

Only in the SEC would a two-time BCS champion, AJ McCarron, not find himself sitting on top of the rankings.

14. Kiehl Frazier, Auburn – Junior

13. Brandon Allen, Arkansas – Sophomore

12. Justin Worley, Tennessee – Junior

11. Jalen Whitlow, Kentucky – Sophomore

10. Austyn Carta-Samuels, Vanderbilt – Senior

9. James Franklin, Missouri – Senior

8. Jeff Driskel, Florida – Junior

7. Zach Mettenberger, LSU – Senior

6. Bo Wallace, Ole Miss – Junior

5. Tyler Russell, Mississippi State – Senior

4. Connor Shaw, South Carolina – Senior

3. Aaron Murray, Georgia – Senior

2. AJ McCarron, Alabama – Senior

1. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M – Sophomore

It’s hard to argue against the top three quarterbacks on this list. Aaron Murray is set to end his Georgia career as one of the all-time leading passers in the SEC and entire nation.

AJ McCarron is the stoic leader of the most dominant football program in the land.

And then there’s Manziel, the only freshman to ever hoist the Heisman Trophy in the history of college football. He also broke Cam Newton’s and Tim Tebow’s records en route to New York City last season.

We will be unveiling our list towards the end of April, but for now, feel free to dissect this and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

2013 SEC college football preview: Contenders and pretenders

  • stu11926

    Erin Murray (whoever she is) only did so well because UGA played a bunch of cupcake teams last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarmentoanthony Anthony John Sarmento III

    I loved Manziel last season and I love that he won the Heisman but Lemme tell ya somethin about SEC football… Manziel won’t even lead his division in QBR this season… Every SEC coach is scheming for “Johnny Football” and he will spend most of this season on his back or at least in third and Lonnnnnng…. We’ll see