Please read everything that follows with a giant caveat. Yes, the possibility of college football still hangs in the balance.
But if college football is played in 2020, it looks like the Georgia Bulldogs May be doing so with one of the deepest quarterback units in the game.
Thank you to the NCAA for granting me immediate eligibility and allowing me to play football this fall. I will not comment on the waiver or transfer, but look forward to a great 2020 season with my teammates.— JT Daniels (@jtdaniels06) July 13, 2020
As a reminder, JT Daniels transferred from USC after losing the Trojans’ starting job while he was injured, and after doing a pretty admirable job when he had the chance. The assumption held by many when Daniels announced he’d be coming to Athens was that he would have to sit out 2020 before having a solid shot at the starting job in 2021.
Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman remains the presumptive favorite to start this season if and to the extent there is a college football season. Daniels provides an elite veteran who can step in if Newman is injured, a job which otherwise would have likely fallen to Stetson Bennett, redshirt freshman D’wan Mathis, or true freshman Carson Beck. Daniels may earn from the 2020 experience a slight advantage in the 2021 contest with those players plus freshman five star Brock Vandagriff. If sadly college football is not played in 2020 Daniels is back to having three years of eligibility to play three seasons. Still a decent situation.
In short, the ‘Dawgs are loaded at quarterback, and assuming they get to play the odds are very good that Todd Monken will be able to find at least one legitimate all-conference candidate at quarterback every year for the foreseeable future.