If someone were to ask you to rank the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, you probably wouldn’t have that difficult of a time doing so, after putting together a resume of each player’s win-loss totals and passing accomplishments, among other factors.
But what about for college football? Things get a bit murkier there. For one, you’re comparing eras. But more importantly, you’re comparing vastly different offensive schemes, vastly different levels of competition, and even different levels of college football divisions in general. Point being: it’s not nearly as easy.
That’s why we’ve ventured to put together our attempt at ranking the greatest college football quarterbacks of all time, in reverse order – from 25 to 1:
Honorable Mention: Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow went from the Ohio high school football star who couldn’t crack the starting lineup of his home state Ohio State Buckeyes, to the winner of the 2019 Heisman Trophy, winning said award by the largest margin in the history of the award.
One season removed from transferring to LSU after losing the starting quarterback battle at Ohio State to Dwayne Haskins, Burrow set the all-time SEC record for single-season passing yards (4,715) and the conference record for single-season touchdowns (48) as the quarterback of the Bayou Bengals, finishing things off by helping LSU defeat hated nemesis Alabama, en route to earning the top seed in the 2019 College Football Playoffs.
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