Many times, if a team has to turn to its backup quarterback, there’s a substantial drop in production. That’s not the case for Georgia with redshirt senior Stetson Bennett in 2021.

While starting quarterback JT Daniels has dealt with numerous injuries, the Bulldogs have relied on Bennett to lead their offense. And it’s worked out well, considering Bennett has helped lead Georgia to a 6-0 start by passing for 746 yards and 8 touchdowns thus far.

Last Saturday, Bennett had one of his best showings yet, passing for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns in a win at Auburn. So although Daniels had the preseason hype, it’s been Bennett delivering results in the meantime.

On Friday, CBS Sports broadcaster Brad Nessler joined “SEC This Morning” on SEC Network and shared his thoughts on what Bennett has accomplished during his unexpected run as Georgia’s starting QB.

“I really like Stetson Bennett,” Nessler said on the show. “I’ve been talking about this kid for 2 years. If he was 6-3 instead of 5-11, I don’t think we’d even be talking about it. JT Daniels comes in and everybody thinks he’s a Heisman candidate beginning this season and all of that. That’s great, and when he’s in there, he does some special things. Stetson Bennett, the way that kids rally around him, when you’re around the program at Georgia, it’s unbelievable.

“I think if he was bigger in stature, we wouldn’t even have this conversation. I’d just say, ‘Stetson, it’s your team, man, let’s go. Let’s go all the way to Atlanta, let’s go all the way to the Playoffs,’ whatever, because he adds a dimension with his ability to run. Couple of games this year where he’s picked up first downs. Auburn last week, he had like a 30-yarder that was kind of a game-changer, and he gets his playmakers involved. He’s the man, I think he’s awesome, and it’s not only just a cute story anymore. I think it’s a great story, and I don’t think it matters who plays quarterback for Georgia.”

Daniels, who has recently been out with a lat injury, could return and take back his job at some point. But for now, Bennett is doing a strong job filling in.

Georgia will look to keep rolling when it hosts Kentucky on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.