Matt Stinchcomb assesses Georgia QB situation, makes analogy to 2017 Alabama
Matt Stinchcomb has seen his fair share of quarterback situations in the SEC, and the current one at Georgia between Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels is far from the first of its kind.
Stinchcomb paid a visit to WJOX and “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on Wednesday to discuss his perspective on it, and he made an analogy to 2017 Alabama, with Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.
“I think back to that 2017 year with Bama,” Stinchcomb said. “Where you heard rumblings all season long about this kid at quarterback, man. You’re not going to believe this kid that Bama’s got at quarterback, just carving ’em up all week long, we just don’t see it. What’s his name? Oh, can’t even pronounce it. Something, something, alphabet soup, starts with a T. And then you didn’t see him until the second half of the national championship game.”
Here’s where he gets to the decision Kirby Smart faces today.
“Why is that? Can you fault Coach Saban for sticking with Jalen Hurts knowing that he wasn’t nearly as refined as a passer let’s say, at that point in his career,” he said. “No, the guy was just winning, that’s all he was doing was just winning games. Also you add in the element that Stetson Bennett brings that these guys aren’t perfect overlaps from a skillset standpoint. He does have that run element in there. I don’t know how you take him out of the lineup now either.”
Stinchcomb then gave a couple of NBA analogies of seemingly star players coming off the bench, and wondered if Bennett could ultimately be a situational quarterback.
Former Georgia All-American Matt Stinchcomb (@mstinch79) joined Wednesday’s @MacandCube to offer his perspective on the Bulldogs’ QB dilemma between JT Daniels & Stetson Bennett. pic.twitter.com/xBrbicSoUn
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