Georgia was supposed to have one of the deepest QB rooms in the country this year with Jamie Newman, JT Daniels, D’Wan Mathis and Carson Beck.

Former walk-on Stetson Bennett IV was such an afterthought this preseason that it is truly shocking the way he’s played so far this year. After Newman’s opt-out, Daniels’ delayed health clearance and Mathis’s struggles, Bennett has stepped in and led the Dawgs to a 3-1 record.

Yes, he struggled against Alabama, throwing 3 interceptions and completing only 18 of his 40 passes for 269 yards and 2 scores. But, on Sunday morning, SEC Network host Peter Burns came to Bennett’s defense, saying the Georgia QB deserves more respect after keeping Georgia competitive in a tough road environment:

Yes, he struggled in the second half, but so did the rest of Georgia’s team, including the elite defense.

The Bulldogs are off next weekend before heading to Kentucky on Halloween. Will Bennett continue to start for the Dawgs? Burns thinks he’s earned that right.