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Georgia Quarterback Jamie Newman will reportedly opt-out of 2020 season

Georgia is looking for a new starting quarterback, again.

Bruce Feldman and Seth Emerson report that Jamie Newman is expected to opt-out of the 2020 coronavirus-plagued college football season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

A grad transfer from Wake Forest, Newman was a preseason third team All-SEC quarterback according to Phil Steele, projected to potentially play his way into the first round of the NFL Draft under first-year offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Who will Monken turn to without Newman? This guy:

Don’t let that terrible mustache fool you. JT Daniels can play ball. He was the No. 6 overall recruit in the 2018 class and second-ranked quarterback, trailing only Trevor Lawrence. Daniels started for USC as a freshman and threw for more than 2,500 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Daniels’ time at USC ended after he suffered a season-ending injury in week one of the 2019 season. It’s been a year since the incident, yet Daniels is still not cleared to return to full contact. The delayed start of the 2020 season gives Georgia’s offense some time to get their quarterback healthy. If he’s not good to go by Sept. 26, it will be tough sledding for the three-time defending SEC East champs.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Georgia Quarterback Jamie Newman will reportedly opt-out of 2020 season

  1. BigBluSoTru
    4:14 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Dennis Dodd stating this puts us in the east driver seat now . It’s our year to win the SEC BBN are you ready ? We have arrived .

    • UKinIN
      4:22 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

      I’d love for that to be true but this isn’t a normal SEC season with 10 games. UK will have to pull off a lot of firsts, or combinations of wins, that they haven’t accomplished in a looooooong time.

  2. ByeDon 2020
    4:21 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    This truly is their big chance! Honestly, the worst case scenario would be for Terry to get hurt again, Gatewood not cleared, and the young Kentucky gun just not quite ready for prime time if thrust into that role. Still, this team will win by running it down your throat, tough dee, and shortening the game. No one will beat them by more than a touchdown.

  3. peaches76
    4:32 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    We’re still climbing the talent ladder in the conference. I like/love our potential this year but have to beat the big uns, and that’s still a work in progress. That said, “GO CATS!!

  4. BigBluSoTru
    6:00 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t understand you guys all i be reading and hearing is how we want Bama this and that about our recruiting is top notch and we have passed floridia. Now er saying we still behind the top teams.

  5. CJKAssassin123
    6:15 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Florida is probably going to win the east now. I see Tenn finishing 2nd Georgia finishing 3rd, with the winner of the South Carolina and UK game finishing 4th while the loser of that game finishing 5th, Mizzou will finish 6th and Vandy will finish 7th and go winless.

    • UKBigBlueForever
      2:01 am September 3, 2020 Permalink

      I see kentucky finishing second

    • UKBigBlueForever
      2:01 am September 3, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe third

  6. ThankfulCat
    9:00 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Georgia has a better QB now for the new system. Newman was neck and neck with Daniels to win the job. They still have the best defense they’ve ever had and now will probably light up the scoreboard. Things got tougher not easier