Gary Danielson: South Carolina’s Jake Bentley is the best QB in the SEC

CBS analyst Gary Danielson has seen a lot of football over years, so his opinion should should carry some weight — even his latest review of South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley.

“I rate Jake Bentley the No. 1 QB in the SEC,” Danielson said on the Paul Finebaum show. “Every time I watch him play I’m so impressed by his maturity.”

As good as Bentley has been in college, he hasn’t shown up on many top quarterback lists so far. Last season, as a freshman, he played in seven games, completing 65.8 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,420 yards. He added nine touchdowns and four picks.

In the season opener against North Carolina State, he was good but not great in the Gamecocks’ upset win, throwing for 215 yards, three scores and an interception while completing 17 of 29 passes (58 percent).

With that said, the SEC’s stable of quarterbacks is largely unproven. Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Florida’s Feleipe Franks and LSU’s Danny Etling all have major question marks, and the slew of other quarterbacks across the conference are no different.

Bentley will have a chance to lead South Carolina to its second straight upset win over Missouri on Saturday.

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