Aaron Murray shares thoughts on JT Daniels, Georgia quarterback situation
Georgia is 3-1 following a loss to Alabama on Saturday, a game during which quarterback Stetson Bennett IV threw 3 interceptions as part of an overall disappointing performance—despite the defeat not being fully on his shoulders.
Wth the Dawgs in a bye week as they prepare to face Kentucky on Oct. 31, some fans have been calling for Kirby Smart to switch gears and pull the former walk-on in favor of Southern Cal signal-caller JT Daniels. Daniels, of course, has been recovering from a torn ACL sustained in last year’s season opener and was only medically cleared a few weeks ago before the Auburn game.
It’s a discussion that may go on leading up to gameday against the Wildcats. But the Bulldogs’ most prolific quarterback feels there’s a good reason why Daniels hasn’t played already, implying that he might be the 3rd-string option behind D’Wan Mathis on the depth chart.
“There’s something going on,” said Aaron Murray, during Tuesday’s edition of “SEC Today” on SiriusXM Radio. “These coaches aren’t just hiding JT in a closet and just trying to piss fans off by not playing him. I mean, if he was the best quarterback, he would be out there.”
Murray pointed to double-digit wins against Tennessee and Auburn, stating that the latter stages of those games would have been good times to put Daniels in.
“You go back to the game versus Tennessee, Auburn was well in-hand there in the 4th quarter, so you would think if they wanted to give JT an opportunity to play and get some reps, they would have put him in those 2 games to see what he could do,” he said.
“Maybe he’s not fully healthy, even though he was cleared, or maybe he’s just not that good.”
You can hear the entire segment below:
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) October 20, 2020