Dak Prescott is the greatest quarterback to ever step on the field at Mississippi State, no debate needed.
If you need proof just look to the school record books, where he owns every possible career and single-season passing record. He's also stamped his signature on several career SEC accomplishments -- seventh all time in total touchdowns and one of three QB's to throw for 50 and rush for 30 TD's, just to name a couple.
But on Saturday Dak will be gunning for a record maybe even more admirable than any he currently holds.
He'll attempt to trump AJ McCarron's 291 straight passes without an interception, which ranks as the second longest streak in SEC history. Dak currently sits at 274 straight passes without a pick, so he needs 17 to tie and 18 to break McCarron's record when he takes the field against Kentucky.
He needs 52 more passes without an interception to break the longest streak, which is held by former Kentucky QB Andre Woodson.
Dak hasn't put up the amount of total yards or touchdowns from his stellar season a year ago. Obviously the biggest reason for that is the mindset to stay in the pocket and only run when necessary. But he's clearly a better passer and a better decision maker overall than he was last season.
After throwing 11 interceptions in 2014 including eight in SEC play, he's thrown 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions through the first seven games this season. He's also improved his completion percentage from 61.6 to 65.8, which is first in the conference.
Whether he throws a pick on the first pass against Kentucky or goes on to break both Woodson's and McCarron's records over the next couple of games, Dak has come along way in the passing department since last season and over the course of his career.
For somebody who has been called an athlete and not a quarterback time and time again, I'd say he's having himself a mighty fine season. If he finishes the next five games strong and keeps protecting the football, you can guarantee that some organization in the NFL will take a chance and call his name on draft day.