Aaron Murray assesses JT Daniels' expectations ahead of full Georgia season
One of the recent Georgia greats at quarterback has developed a keen sense for what to expect from the Bulldogs’ QB, and he’s now had about half of a season to evaluate JT Daniels.
Daniels is widely viewed as the best, or second best QB in the SEC entering the season, and Aaron Murray offered his thoughts on what Daniels should deliver this year.
“My expectations for JT Daniels are pretty high honestly,” Murray told Dawg Post about the Bulldogs’ starter.
Sample size is somewhat of an issue, and something Daniels will need to overcome this season as the Bulldogs open with Clemson before the SEC schedule ramps up.
“The thing that concerns me about last year is the strength of schedule. JT took over against Mississippi State; then South Carolina. The best team UGA played was Cincinnati, and that wasn’t his best performance,” said Murray, who is the SEC’s career leader in touchdown passes thrown. “I think overall there is no doubt that it was a huge upgrade. What JT was able to do with limited reps – he was the freaking scout team quarterback,” Murray said. “He really didn’t have the ability to work with the first team offense at all until the end of the season. His ability to go out there and execute was really amazing to me.”
An interesting note that Murray said Daniels told him recently was this is the first season that he won’t have to compete for the job. Last year, there were four in the mix, and at Southern Cal, it was a similar situation.
“I am getting all of the reps with the ones. In the spring and summer I am the leader. It feels good.’ And it should feel good,” Murray said of his conversation with Daniels the Monday of SEC Media Days. “When you are getting all of the reps with the ones you are going to be ready to go and feel more prepared when the season comes.”