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MEC Top QBs – Midseason

The MEC has had its fair share of high scoring games so far this year, and the quarterbacks have thrived! Here’s who’s topping the charts so far!

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1. Dean Whittingslow, Sheffield Giants – 228 Points

Dean is renowned as one of the most talented defenders in the country, having suited up for the GB Lions at multiple international tournaments. His role at the Sheffield Giants is more broad, as he marshals both the offence and defence. He also recently excelled under centre for the London Barbarians at Big Bowl XI, after an injury to James Woodward forced him into the role. He protects the ball extremely well, meaning he avoids those negative plays. Dean now holds a comfortable lead at the top of our leaderboard.

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2. Alan Mead, Manchester Titans – 202 Points

Alan drops one place in this list, but still holds a healthy total at the midseason point. The Manchester Titans continue to be one of the surprise packages of the season so far, as they’ve been involved in a number of thrilling encounters. Their offense can be explosive under Alan’s leadership, and they’ve racked up a ridiculous number of points. The only thing keeping Alan from being closer to Dean is his higher volume of interceptions thrown. If he can cut down those mistakes, he’ll have a chance of toppling the Giant by the end of the season.

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3. Talha Javed, Manchester Crows – 173 Points

Talha continues to impress with the Crows and has really stepped up this season.  He is mobile and not afraid to scramble and throw on the run.  His arm strength and situational awareness have improved this year spreading the ball well to his team mates.  With 11 sacks taken, Talha will want to focus on avoiding these negative plays and stay above the next level of MEC QBs. Although with a 61 point lead, he should at least be able to keep his spot and challenge Alan for runner up.

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4. Ewan Miller, Newcastle Blackhawks – 112 Points

The ever reliable Ewan was always likely to feature in this group with the high flying Blackhawks sitting at 8-0. It is testimony to the impact of the former Outlaws QB has had on the Newcastle squad that they are proving to be one of the powerhouses in the MEC. Ewan hurts teams with his arm and his legs, but his brain for the game is what separates him from a lot of the big arms in Britain. He has a task on his hand to try and catch up with Talha, but with a talented crop of receivers, Ewan has all the tools to make this an interesting race.

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5. Keith Woodley, Sheffield Vipers – 94 Points

Keith maintains his spot in the top 5, despite missing an entire game day. The versatile Viper might be disappointed to be one spot lower than his former-teammate, but with the Vipers at 5-3, he’ll be happy with how the season is going so far. In a tough division, the Sheffield Vipers have a comfortable lead on the Honey Badgers and Nottingham Bears. Once they make the playoffs, the MEC Crusader will be a player to watch.

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 looks!

 

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