Pat Forde over at Yahoo ranked his top 25 most intriguing quarterbacks of the 2014 season. Topping the list, of course, is the returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, Nick Marshall, Braxton, Gardner of Michigan all make the list. Just like one would expect. They are all quarterbacks on major teams like UCLA, Oregon, Auburn, tOSU and Florida State (obviously this is in no order). Scroll down halfway through the list and there is a familiar name.
14. Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati. Remember him? Kiel was a breathlessly hyped high school prospect who committed to Indiana, signed with LSU, wound up at Notre Dame and then transferred to Cincinnati – all before playing a down of college football. Kiel comes from Southern Indiana, which is not exactly Florida in terms of a prospect breeding ground, so there are skeptics still waiting to see if he’s the real deal. That wait will extend until at least Sept. 12, since the Bearcats have open dates the first two Saturdays of the season. (The American Athletic Conference at work, ladies and gentlemen.)