Jordan Rodgers picks the SEC team most likely to make national championship run in 2020
When recently asked which Southeastern Conference team is most likely to make a run, Jordan Rodgers went with the chalk pick.
During an appearance on “SEC Now” with Dari Nowkhah, Rodgers was asked to share which SEC team is most likely to make a run at the national championship next season. For the former Vanderbilt quarterback, his answer comes down to the team with the fewest question marks.
“I gotta go with Alabama,” Rodgers said. “When I look across the board, I’m looking for who’s got the least amount of question marks, especially in today’s age… No spring practice, who knows about summer, who has the returners that can plug and play when and if fall camp starts?
“When I look at Alabama, I had question marks about Mac Jones last year, but all he did was finish the season with two top 15 wins, 330 yards a games, 65% completion [rate], seven touchdowns and two interceptions.”
It should be noted it’s unclear what exactly Rodgers is referencing when discussing Jones’ two top 15 wins, as Michigan finished outside the top 15 in both the AP and Coaches Poll last season while Arkansas and Western Carolina were nowhere close to being top 15 programs in 2019 — unless he meant top 15 FCS teams.
Rodgers then went on to say Jones may not even be the best quarterback on Alabama’s roster but the experience gained from last season should be the difference in him seeing the field in 2020.
“I mean it’s Mac Jones the most talented quarterback on that roster right now? Maybe not, but is he the best? Absolutely,” Rodgers said. “No doubt he knows this offense, he has a rapport with these receivers, and he built the trust in Nick Saban and that entire team, with how he finished the season off. So, no doubt, this is Mac Jones’ team, and his team to lose.”
You can check out the clip for yourself below, courtesy of the SEC Network:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 14, 2020