Jamie Newman started trending immediately after JT Daniels granted waiver to play for Georgia in 2020
JT Daniels’ decision to transfer from USC to Georgia two months ago felt like a big move at the time but there always was a big asterisk next to that move as it was unclear if the former Trojan signal-caller would be eligible immediately in Athens this fall.
Now we know the NCAA has cleared Daniels to compete with Jamie Newman to compete for the starting quarterback role in Athens entering Georgia’s upcoming training camp. Of course, Newman is also a transfer, he graduated from Wake Forest before arriving in Athens for his final season of eligibility.
If nothing else, Georgia went from losing a three-year starting quarterback with three SEC East titles in Jake Fromm to having arguably the best combination of at the quarterback position in the entire SEC for the coming season.
While Newman has received an incredible amount of hype this offseason, he’s even listed as one of the preseason favorites to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy, the NCAA’s decision to allow Daniels to play immediately casts some doubt on whether the Wake Forest transfer will even win the starting job in Athens.
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It didn’t take long for Newman to start trending on Twitter following this news:
Jamie Newman seeing JT Daniels get immediate eligibility pic.twitter.com/DS0RpA6zRF
— Pregame Empire (@PregameEmpire) July 13, 2020
Big news … Jamie Newman goes from UGA savior to one of two guys who could win the job. https://t.co/BYQntRJRXO
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 13, 2020
Georgia is completely screwing Jamie Newman over and I feel for him.
— Garrett Ballard (@NflBallard) July 13, 2020
Former USC QB J.T. Daniels gets NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility at Georgia. Guessing grad transfer Jamie Newman didn't expect to be competing with another transfer.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) July 13, 2020
if I‘m Jamie Newman, I’m furiously typing “can you reverse a grad transfer” into Google right now
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) July 13, 2020
Guess all the Jamie Newman Heisman hot takes are going to be rewritten and his name replaced with JT Daniels now? https://t.co/0FPR4fyye5
— Shawn Steers (@shawnsteers) July 13, 2020
From the timeline where a 2020 football season is still happening: August Heisman favorites Jamie Newman and Spencer Rattler both have legitimate competition just to win their respective starting jobs. https://t.co/9pZekYPEFa
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) July 13, 2020
Few things would make me laugh more than Jamie Newman after all this hype getting beaten out for the job by JT Daniels. https://t.co/YMQbhbYj8W
— Dustin (@dustinjkent) July 13, 2020
Georgia now has a fun QB battle w/ Jamie Newman vs. JT Daniels. Todd Monken has two potential NFL passers on his hands. Newman has all the physical tools and huge upside in the run game. Daniels is a more mechanically clean and accurate passer. Personally, I’d take Newman. https://t.co/8CQfhK377W
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) July 13, 2020
— Shane B (@straitvibin) July 13, 2020
Jamie Newman got blind-sided
*15 yard penalty*
— Bryan Hadden (@Big_Hadden) July 13, 2020