In a long overdue moment in the 2020 season, USC transfer JT Daniels finally got his first start since moving to Georgia on Saturday against Mississippi State While many continued to wonder why he wasn’t on the pitch earlier than that, SEC Network reporter Lauren Sisler said during the game’s airing that this was due to Daniels’ health issues from his previous injury

“There were a lot of questions as to why JT might not have started sooner According to the coaching staff he was really not in good health and ready to go until the last two weeks, ”Sisler said on the show. “He stayed the course, pulled in reps and braced for this opportunity to start for the Bulldogs They also feel like the talented players around him are playing at their best which, of course, is a plus for him as he’s broken, so to speak.”

A former five-star rookie in the 2018 USC recruiting class, Daniels started for the Trojans as a rookie and threw for 2,672 yards, plus 14 touchdowns He also started the 2019 season as a starting quarterback, but a torn ACL in Week 1 ended his second campaign as it went.

Daniels moved to Georgia to compete with Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman this season However, Newman opted out of the season and made it look like Daniels would step into the starting position It took a while, but Daniels finally got his chance, once in good health and now able to start Daniels could be the future of Georgian football, according to former Vanderbilt and NFL quarterback Jordan Rodgers

“You look at Georgia and the only thing that held Georgia back was that position is the lack of a vertical passing game,” Rodgers said “We thank Stetson Bennett and what he was able to do off the bench in an unexpected role. But the most talented pitcher on this list is JT Daniels Come back in 2018, what did you see? You saw a young quarterback who’s had their ups and downs You see someone who has a ton of arm talent, who can push the ball down, is precise and decisive

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“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 it I expect JT Daniels to push the ball down the field I expect a bit of rust, but this must be a time when, if you are Georgia, you have to turn the page You can find your future “

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