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Tennessee Football: Jarrett Guarantano Is the Eighth Best SEC QB

Tennessee Football: Jarrett Guarantano

Tennessee Football: Jarrett Guarantano

The SEC may be the deepest conference for quarterbacks this season. One of those signal-callers is the University of Tennessee's Jarrett Guarantano, who hopes to make great strides in 2019. 

In Athlon Sports' SEC Quarterback Rankings, the Vols signal-caller is listed at No. 8, and comes in at No. 35 in Athlon's Top 130 QB Rankings

Here's why: Tennessee’s offense struggled in coach Jeremy Pruitt’s first year, but there are reasons for optimism going into 2019. Pruitt landed a standout recruiting class, (which included help on the offensive line), Jim Chaney returned to Knoxville to call the plays, and Guarantano is on track to take a step forward in his second year as the starter. The New Jersey native started all 12 games for the Volunteers last season and threw for 1,907 yards and 12 touchdowns. Guarantano also connected on 62.2 percent of his throws and set a new school record with 166 passes without an interception. 

Jarrett Guarantano

How's the rest of the SEC looking? Check out our entire SEC Quarterback Rankings for the season ahead, along with our ranking of every starting FBS quarterback.