Ranking Michigan’s Quarterbacks

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6Mar 2020
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Ranking Michigan’s Quarterbacks

Drew Henson (image via Detroit News)

This was originally posted on March 17, 2017. It has been updated following the 2019 season.

Sports fans love to debate the greatness of players and rank them in order from most revered to most despised. And while despised probably doesn’t fit any of these players, since they played for the University of Michigan, we all have our favorites. I have endeavored to achieve the un-possible: Rank all of Michigan’s starting quarterbacks.

Okay, that’s too tall of a task for me right now. I’m working up to it. So I’m only going back to 1995, which was the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era. That’s the earliest full coaching tenure where I can count on my recollections of Michigan football. I was a big fan of Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, and the Michigan Wolverines before then, but I’ll be damned if I say I was aware¬†enough to understand what was happening on the field.

This ranking only takes into account what the quarterbacks achieved wearing the winged helmet. High school highlight tapes and NFL performance aren’t taken into account. (After all, we can agree that Tom Brady is far and away the best quarterback who ever played the game of football, and that includes Uncle Rico.)

So if you were starting a season with your pick of any Michigan QB since 1995, which one would you take?

On with the show:

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31Dec 2019
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Michigan’s All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

Taylor Lewan

There are probably some controversial choices here – starting with the quarterback choice – but if I were putting together an all-star squad from the 2010-2019 seasons, here’s who I would want on my team.

QUARTERBACK: Jake Rudock
RUNNING BACK: Fitzgerald Toussaint
FULLBACK/H-BACK: Khalid Hill
WIDE RECEIVER: Jeremy Gallon
WIDE RECEIVER: Junior Hemingway
TIGHT END: Jake Butt
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Taylor Lewan
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Ben Bredeson
CENTER: David Molk
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Patrick Omameh
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Mason Cole
OFFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Denard Robinson

DEFENSIVE END: Chase Winovich
DEFENSIVE END: Taco Charlton
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Maurice Hurst, Jr.
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Mike Martin
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Jake Ryan
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Devin Bush, Jr.
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Ben Gedeon
CORNERBACK: Jourdan Lewis
CORNERBACK: David Long
SAFETY: Jarrod Wilson
SAFETY: Dymonte Thomas
NICKEL: Jabrill Peppers
DEFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Jordan Kovacs

PUNTER: Will Hart
KICKER: Kenny Allen
PUNT RETURNER: Donovan Peoples-Jones
KICKOFF RETURNER: Giles Jackson

6Dec 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton, a 1st round pick this year, made 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21/30 passes for 258 yards and 1 interception in a 23-3 win over the Buffalo Bills
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 pass breakup in a 24-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 4 catches for 60 yards and 1 touchdown in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 5 tackles and 1.5 sacks in a 24-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
  • New England Patriots LB David Harris made 4 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the win over the Bills
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 2 tackles in a 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions
  • Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 3 tackles in the win over the Redskins
  • Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers made 4 tackles in a 19-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock was 3/5 for 24 yards and 1 interception in relief of an injured Matt Stafford in the 44-20 loss to the Ravens
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 10 tackles and 1 sack in a 26-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars S Jarrod Wilson made 2 tackles in a 30-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts