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    Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    I realize there are those of us too young to have seen Joe Namath or Kenny Stabler play, but Iíll leave that up to you if you choose to leave them off your list or not.

    So who are your top five all-time Crimson Tide quarterbacks (based on their college playing days)?

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by saturdaysarebet View Post
    I realize there are those of us too young to have seen Joe Namath or Kenny Stabler play, but Iíll leave that up to you if you choose to leave them off your list or not.

    So who are your top five all-time Crimson Tide quarterbacks (based on their college playing days)?
    I dare anybody to leave AJ McCarron off this list. IMO, if NCs matter the most, he's the best QB in Bama history.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Pat Trammel (ain't nothing but a winner)
    Joe Namath (Broadway Joe)
    Kenny Stabler (great competitor)
    Tua Tagovialoa (great talent, almost as good as Namath)
    Terry Davis (awesome wishbone QB)

    I'd list Bart Star but this is based on college playing days.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlh View Post
    Pat Trammel (ain't nothing but a winner)
    Joe Namath (Broadway Joe)
    Kenny Stabler (great competitor)
    Tua Tagovialoa (great talent, almost as good as Namath)
    Terry Davis (awesome wishbone QB)

    I'd list Bart Star but this is based on college playing days.
    Think the same would have to be true of Joe Namath and Ken Stablers fame.

    Joe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...-namath-1.html

    Snake:https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...stabler-1.html

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by saturdaysarebet View Post
    I realize there are those of us too young to have seen Joe Namath or Kenny Stabler play, but Iíll leave that up to you if you choose to leave them off your list or not.

    So who are your top five all-time Crimson Tide quarterbacks (based on their college playing days)?
    Personal top 5s or who actually is in the top 5?

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Think the same would have to be true of Joe Namath and Ken Stablers fame.

    Joe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...-namath-1.html

    Snake:https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...stabler-1.html
    Yeah, you're probably right. But I do wonder what kind of stats those two would put up if they were playing today. Tua attempts more passes in 3 games than Stabler did in an entire season.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlh View Post
    Yeah, you're probably right. But I do wonder what kind of stats those two would put up if they were playing today. Tua attempts more passes in 3 games than Stabler did in an entire season.
    I thought that too, which is why coming up with a list like this is hard. Still, it's a good, fun discussion.

    Curious, why you don't list AJ?

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    From my observation of Bamaís most verbal fans, it would have to be...

    Whomever is the backup quarterback

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BearFoot View Post
    From my observation of Bama’s most verbal fans, it would have to be...

    Whomever is the backup quarterback
    No doubt this is true some years, but ironically, Tua proved the theory true, finally.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Think the same would have to be true of Joe Namath and Ken Stablers fame.

    Joe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...-namath-1.html

    Snake:https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb...stabler-1.html
    Stats have to be viewed in context: Namath and Stabler were great college passers for their day. According to some, Dixie Howell and Don Hutson were the first to incorporate route-running, aka, "pass-patterns", into the passing game. Harry Gilmer was nationally famous for the jump pass. All of these along with Pooley Hubert have to be considered as candidates. The game has changed so much in all big time sports: the athletes are so much better trained, work longer, harder and more intelligently, so there is little comparison to just 15 years ago. If not viewed in relation to contemporaries, few athletes just 15 years and back, in any big time sport, would compare to today's competitors. Also, the passing game was predominantly long downfield throws, far fewer attempts, QBs called their own plays, WRs were nothing like today, etc. QBing is just very different. And of course QBing and winning is so dependent on coaching, teammates and competition. It's also much more than passing.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    5 favorites would be:
    AJ
    Jalen
    Coker ( the kid had guts)
    Tua
    Blake Sims ( loved to watch him run)

    5 best would be:
    Namath
    Stabler
    AJ
    Trammel
    Starr

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    1. K. Stabler
    2. A.J. McCarron
    3. J. Namath
    4. R. Todd/J. Coker
    5. The wishbone championship winners

    Tua should move into the top 3 somewhere, maybe all the way to the top, if he plays to his potential in the stretch run this year.

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    Re: Who are your all-time top five Alabama quarterbacks?

    Trammell
    Namath
    Stabler
    Todd
    McCarron
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