For his first couple of years in Knoxville, things were rough for Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano. However, in 2018, he started to turn a corner.

His numbers weren’t too eye-popping, but the potential was there to make Vol fans think 2019 could be a breakout season for the redshirt junior quarterback.

On Wednesday, new Tennessee QB coach Chris Weinke (a former Florida State star) discussed Guarantano’s game. Per, Weinke thinks Guarantano’s footwork is what can help him make the transition from good to great:

“This guy is a natural passer. He’s got a loose arm, can make all the throws, can change the trajectory and the speed of it. He’s a heck of a passer,” Weinke said. “The one thing I’ll continue to focus on is pocket presence and playing with a sense of urgency with your feet. It all starts with your feet, and that will translate into the delivery of the football.”

Guarantano threw for 1,907 yards, 12 touchdowns and only three interceptions last season as the Vols came up just short of a bowl game.

If the Vols are going to play in the postseason in 2019, Guarantano’s improvement is going to be a big part of that.