According to college football analyst Jordan Rodgers, Daniels is the most talented quarterback on the roster and the Bulldogs can finally evaluate if they struck gold with the former star freshman. With Daniels under center, Georgia could finally open up the explosive portion of the offense.
Speaking on SEC Nation, Rodgers explained why Daniels is best moving forward for the No. 13 Bulldogs.
“You look at Georgia and the one thing that was holding Georgia back has been that position, it’s been the lack of a vertical passing game,” Rodgers said. “Credit to Stetson Bennett and what he was able to do off the bench in a role that he wasn’t expected. But the most talented thrower on this roster is
“Here’s the thing, Kirby Smart brought in Todd Monken for the vertical passing game. You have to allow him to have the arsenal to do so. I expect
Even Tim Tebow played the nothing to lose angle when responding to Rodgers.
“Give him a shot,” Tebow said. “You’ve got nothing to lose because we’ve got to figure out what is going to happen and who is the next guy.”
Daniels transferred in from USC in the offseason, and he had to recover from a torn ACL suffered in the Trojans’ first game of the 2019 season. As a true freshman in 2018, Daniels threw for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing 59.5% of his passes.
Georgia got off to a hot start this season, winning its first three games of the season. However, the last three games did not go in the Bulldogs’ favor, as they lost by 17 to Alabama and Florida by 16 points, knocking them out of the driver’s seat in the SEC East. Georgia’s only win in the last three games was a 14-3 victory over Kentucky.
Last week, Georgia was supposed to travel to Columbia, Missouri to face the Missouri Tigers. However, that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues for the Tigers. The game still has not been officially rescheduled. Georgia kicks off against Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. ET in Athens. The game will air on the SEC Network.