PFF's shocking pick for top ACC quarterback

PFF's shocking pick for top ACC quarterback


PFF's shocking pick for top ACC quarterback


PFF College’s Ben Brown broke down who he thinks is the best quarterback in the ACC on Thursday.

While it’s not a surprise his top returning quarterback in the conference isn’t Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei, Brown’s pick is pretty surprising.

“It’s not a significant stretch to say that D’Eriq King could be the top returning QB in the ACC,” Brown said.

King completed 211 out of 329 passes last season for a 64.1 completion percentage with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions in his first year at the helm for Miami.

Uiagalelei obviously had a much smaller sample size than King last season with just two starts. But the young quarterback burst onto the scene completing 78 of 117 passes for a 66.7 completion percentage with five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Sam Howell, the junior North Carolina quarterback, was exceptional last season. Howell completed 237 of 348 passes for a 68.1 completions percentage with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

So it is a significant stretch to put King ahead of Uiagalelei and Howell, who are both in the top five to win the Heisman Trophy in 2021.

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