Georgia opt-out could change the landscape of the SEC East
It’s a good thing Georgia landed JT Daniels.
Massive news out of Athens as Georgia’s graduate transfer quarterback Jamie Newman has decided to opt-out for the 2020 season according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.
Maybe this explains why Justin Fields was recently spotted at Georgia practice?
According to Thamel, Newman will shift his focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft and does not plan to ever play for the Bulldogs.
Newman’s decision could prove to be devastating to the Bulldogs as the Wake Forest graduate transfer has been hailed as the savior of the program all offseason. For what it’s worth, Newman has the second-best odds among SEC players to win the Heisman Trophy heading into the season.
While Georgia did manage to add Daniels this season, also via transfer, Kirby Smart has repeatedly said the former USC quarterback is not medically cleared to compete on the field as he continues to rehab following last season’s knee injury knocked him out of every game aside from the season opener.
During his three seasons at Wake Forest, Newman completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 3,959 yards with a touchdown to interception ratio of 35-16. He also rushed for 826 yards and 10 scores.