CFB guru Phil Steele discusses Georgia's QB situation, reveals who he thinks should start
The Georgia Bulldogs lacked any sort of quarterback depth behind starter Jake Fromm in 2019. However, now that Fromm is off to the NFL, the Dawgs have plenty of options at the position.
The top 2 options for coach Kirby Smart are Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman and USC transfer JT Daniels. Both are talented and both can play right away.
So, who should get the Week 1 start? College football guru Phil Steele spoke on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta this week and said it’s a good situation for the Bulldogs to find themselves in (via 247Sports):
“It’s a great situation for Kirby Smart to be in,” Steele said. “I don’t care which quarterback you put out there, you are going to be in good shape. Jamie Newman is a guy who is 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He’s got a big arm and is mobile. He was lighting up the world at Wake Forest last year, then he lost his top two receivers and dropped off a little at the end of the year. I like Jamie Newman a lot. In fact, he is up there in all the Heisman polls.”FREE DOWNLOAD FROM SDS
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When all is said and done, though, Steele said he thinks Newman will be the Week 1 starter this fall:
“JT Daniels getting eligible this year is a big plus,” Steele said. “He is a kid who played at USC. Once again, he has all the size and arm strength you want out of a QB.”
“Right now, I think it is going to be a great situation and I give Newman the edge because he has been there a little bit longer. I like what he did at Wake Forest last year.”
Without a spring practice season and without much preparation time this summer, Newman may win the job since he’s not coming off an injury. We’ll see what Smart decides to do.