Well, as it stands, we’ll get to see at least one player who donned a USC jersey last year play.
Late on Wednesday, news broke that former Wake Forest quarterback and expected starter for the Georgia Bulldogs Jamie Newman has opted out of the 2020 college football season.
Source: UGA QB Jamie Newman is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. He’s expected to begin training for the 2021 NFL draft. Newman transferred to UGA from Wake Forest following the 2019 season.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 2, 2020
Newman’s opt out came as a surprise to many as he transferred from Wake Forest with the goal of increasing his draft exposure.
However, with his opt out, that now puts Daniels in line to start. Daniels was granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA earlier this summer and should be the man in Athens.
As I reported earlier this week, Daniels has not yet been cleared for contact from his injury sustained in Week 1 of last season with the Trojans.
Kirby Smart said quarterback JT Daniels is still not cleared for contact yet, although he can scrimmage, and did today.— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) August 29, 2020
Daniels did scrimmage this past week but did not participate in full contact drills. He may be fine to go for Georgia’s season opening game against Arkansas on September 26.
It’s something to keep monitoring as it’s the closest we’ll get to a USC quarterback slinging it in the year 2020.
If Daniels isn’t cleared, the Bulldogs would likely turn to D’Wan Mathis at quarterback.
Who knew we’d be in September and talking about JT Daniels as the only quarterback to Fight On this year.