At UGA, quarterback play is crucial, and with Hutson Mason taking over for Aaron Murray at quarterback for UGA this season, it’s only natural that people will start to talk about how difficult Murray will be to replace, and what his place is in the pantheon of great Georgia signal-callers.
That said, we thought it would be a great opportunity to use our Opinion Week series to talk about Georgia’s quarterback lineage, and where they all rank in terms of their contributions to the Georgia football program during their years between the hedges.
Georgia really has had a rich history of quarterback play, some having long careers with the Bulldogs, while others having more brief (but still important) tenures with the team.
There are quarterbacks who have set SEC and NCAA records, some who went on to NFL greatness to represent the Bulldog name with pride, and there are some who set no records and never played in the NFL, but yet managed to become part of the lore and legend of University of Georgia football.
We’ll go through the greats, one-by-one, and then let you tell us what you think as to who is the greatest all-time UGA quarterback. Make no mistake, all the players on this list are great and had their own important contributions. This isn’t an attempt to take anything away from any one player, but rather to celebrate them all.