Florida football has had a lot of great quarterbacks in the history of the program, but not every QB that has taken his place under center has been an SEC-caliber player.
So while we here at Hail Florida Hail would love to celebrate all the great QBs the Gators have had, and we do plan to down the road, as proven by our “Worst Head Coaches in Gators History” piece that we did, y’all love negativity.
As criteria for this list, we are only considering QBs that made at least 200 passing attempts during their career in Gainesville, of which there have been 29 in Florida Gators’ history. In assembling this list, we also tried to factor in the era in which the player played in, while also looking at career completion percentage as well as their touchdowns to interceptions ratio and their yards per attempt.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Florida Football Worst QBs: Kyle Morris
- 1988 to 1990
- 2,436 career passing yards
- 49.7% completion percentage
- 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions
You would think with Emmitt Smith in the backfield to run the ball, the job for Kyle Morris would have been a simple one. Hand the ball to Smith, gets defenses to creep up, run a play-action, and find the open receiver.
But with a career completion percentage under 50%, Morris wasn’t very good at finding the open receiver. During the 1988 campaign, Morris had a puny 4.1 yards per passing attempt. Smith averaged 5.3 yards per carry, so the Florida Gators might have been better off just running the ball every play.
And while Morris wasn’t good at finding players in Blue and Orange, he was really good at finding the opponents. That same 1988 season, he had just three touchdowns against 13 interceptions.
Morris would play parts of the 1989 and 1990 season and he remains the last QB for Florida to have at least 100 passing attempts and a career completion percentage under 50%.