Jarrett Guarantano fueled by 'new motivation' to be best QB in the country
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano has had a bit of a rollercoaster career, but he’s looking to have a season to remember in 2019.
Speaking at Fan Day to reporters like Marshall Hughes, Guarantano admitted that things didn’t go his way earlier in his career. Guarantano, of course, had a breakout season last year highlighted by a monster game in the Auburn win. But that followed an offensive drought where the Tennessee offense went 14 quarters without a touchdown.
Guarantano has plenty of experience, and is even among the best around at limiting turnovers. He’s made 18 starts to his name, and has thrown for 2,904 yards with 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions. His career completion percentage (62.2) and career interception percentage (1.30) both rank second in Tennessee history.
“Looking back on my career, I’ve learned a lot of things. Some things that I wish didn’t happen, but I’m happy that they did,” the quarterback said. “I took a couple steps back so I can see certain things the way I do. Going into this season, I want to be the best quarterback in the country, and I want to win a lot of games. I have new motivation.”
Guarantano is widely viewed as in the second or third tier of SEC quarterbacks, but he has his eyes set on not only being the best QB in the conference, but even better than that.
Facing the likes of Georgia State, BYU and Chattanooga before at Florida, the Vols have a solid chance to open on a positive note during the first month of the season.
— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) August 4, 2019