The annual "watch list" for this season's Manning Award, which is named after of some family that birthed a bunch of marginally successful quarterbacks and touts itself as "the only award which includes bowl performance in its balloting, has been released. A good half dozen candidates from within the walls of our conference, so without further ado:
2014-15 Manning Award Watch List
Terrance Broadway ULL Sr.
Shane Carden East Carolina Sr.
Rakeem Cato Marshall Sr.
Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion Sr.
Keenan Reynolds Navy Jr.
P.J. Walker Temple So.
By the way, did you know that Taylor Heinicke is a statistical beast? He is apparently the FBS active leader in passing yards, passing yards per game, touchdown passes, touchdowns responsible for and total offense. Maybe not news to you all, but it was news to me. Feel free to discuss the relative legitimacy of these candidates in the comments.
Yes, Bryan, I know that you love Rakeem Cato but hate his team.