Emotional Jarrett Guarantano reveals he received death threats this year
Jarrett Guarantano was brilliant during Saturday night’s 24-20 win over Missouri. The Vols signal caller set a career high with 415 passing yards securing the win and helping Tennessee become bowl eligible.
However, things certainly haven’t been peachy this year for Guarantano. The low point came against Alabama when he went rogue and called his own number on the one-yard line. He fumbled the ball, resulting in a catastrophic Alabama touchdown return.
The Vols quarterback was then demoted to coming off the bench, one he embraced and excelled in. Saturday night was the climax of 2019 for Guarantano.
Following the win, the quarterback admitted that he received death threats this year during his struggles.
“There were so many guys that were there for me throughout the death threats, the mean messages to the sister,” Guarantano said after the game. “They were all there for me and it really meant a lot. There were some hectic times for me and they were there for me every step on the way.”
It was a stunning admission for Guarantano that shows just how brutal some fans can be. Guarantano has thrown 1,817 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, and he’s done an incredible job overcoming all the adversity.
The Vols currently sit 6-5 with a rivalry matchup against Vanderbilt Saturday.
You can watch Guarantano’s postgame interview following the game below: