Quarterbacks with Phillip Sims' talent don't matriculate to Charlottesville, Virginia, to play their college football very often.
Shawn Moore may be the best and most gifted signal caller in Wahoo history. He is the only one to lead UVa to a No. 1 national ranking (1990). Aaron Brooks was close and actually had a better NFL career. Matt Blundin, who also played basketball at UVa, earned an NFL paycheck as did Don Majkowski. And of course, Matt Schaub is still lighting it up with the Houston Texans.
This little history lesson is necessary when considering Sims' potential and where he now plays. He was the top-rated high school quarterback in the nation as a senior, according to SuperPrep magazine, and went to Alabama expecting to one day become imbedded in that program's vast lore. It didn't happen.
Sims' path back home to Virginia isn't littered with ugliness in his rear view mirror. It's more of a personal issue regarding his father's health that is severe enough he's under reg...