Jake Fromm's departure left Georgia with very few viable options at the quarterback position. But now, after two successful additions from the transfer portal, Georgia suddenly has a quarterback controversy.
The Bulldogs first landed Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman, one of the top graduate quarterbacks in the transfer market, this spring. As a graduate transfer, Newman was eligible to play right away and immediately became the favorite to be Georgia's starting quarterback in the fall.
Shortly after, however, the Bulldogs also landed a commitment from former USC starting quarterback JT Daniels. Daniels had three years of eligibility remaining but would need to receive a waiver in order to play immediately.
That waiver was approved on Monday.
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
Now, the Bulldogs have a decision to make regarding their next starting quarterback.
Newman is a two-year starter at a Power Five program and was one of the most coveted graduate transfer option on the market. Daniels, however, was the No. 2 pro-style quarterback and No. 16 overall prospect in the 2018 class and threw for 2,672 yards in his true freshman season after reclassifying to enroll at USC a year early and winning the starting job.
There's suddenly a quarterback competition in Athens.