1979, My freshman year, Marc Wilson was the QB and he was a goo one.1980
& 81, Jim McMahon, he was so dang good. Jim was ticked when he was given 5th
in Heisman vote.1981-1983, Steve young was good. I remember when Jim M.
got hurt in this Colorado game in Boulder, CO. Steve Young took over with few
yards to go and Steve ran right in the middle for a easy TD. Steve Young ran too
much but he did well with his left throwing arm. 2nd place Heisman Trophy1987-1991, Ty Detmer was the only player who was far better than most qb at
BYU during his playing time.I say Jim McMahon was my favorite and
yeah he had to wait his turn to take over the qb job at the Y. I didn't
realize that he was a kicker during his freshman year and he was a baseball
Has it been one hundred years already since McMahon played. Where does the time
Jake Heaps was the best BYU QB
Yes, you could argue that McMahon was BYU's best ever QB, but I think it is
Detmer. McMahon had one great year, but Detmer had three great years. Plus
Detmer won the Heisman and played against better competition than McMahon.
Detmer's best-ever season was better than McMahon's too. McMahon had a better NFL career than Detmer, but while they played for BYU, I
believe Detmer was better.
Steve Young and Ty Detmer are close seconds,but Jim McMahon is my
all-time favorite BYU QB.
You can make a good argument that Jim McMahon was BYU’s best quarterback
ever. He had the arm, legs and mostly the attitude.