The Georgia Bulldogs are the most talented team in college football. No, seriously, that’s just a fact (Editors note: No, it’s not, Trey). According to the 247 composites, Georgia has the best roster in college football. The problem is they have no shot at winning the National title unless a quarterback change is made. Georgia cannot win the big one with Stetson Bennett under center.
Stetson Bennett is a cool story. He’s got a hell of a name. He’s not talented enough to be anything more than a game manager. Georgia flat out has to babysit him and surround him with the best team in college football. That’s the only reason this is remotely working.
Bennett makes Aaron Murray look like a god. That’s not good enough to beat Alabama. Bennett is completing 57.3% of his throws with a 7-3 TD to INT ratio on the season. Bennett also checks in below 6-foot and does not have gifted arm talent.
The Alabama game is all the evidence you need that Georgia can compete IF they upgrade the quarterback spot. Georgia led Bama 24-20 at the half. All Bennett had to do was not screw it up. Well… Georgia never scored again, and Bennett turned the ball over left and right, putting his defense in compromising spots. Alabama left with a 41-24 blowout win.
Georgia has a tremendous stable of running backs. Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, and Kendall Milton can all play. Trey Hill might be the only offensive lineman with extensive experience, but it’s not a bad group they put upfront. Most of all, they have George Pickens, who will likely be the first wide receiver drafted two years from now. Pickens has zero production because of bad quarterback play.
Coming into the year, Pickens was supposed to take a step forward. Jamie Newman was supposed to provide an upgrade but decided to opt-out. Georgia has an all-world receiver, and Bennett can’t get him the football.
The problem is, JT Daniels might not even be an upgrade. The truth of the matter is Daniels did nothing at USC to impress. Kedon Slovis has proven he was light years ahead. In his college career at USC, Daniels is barely completing 60% and has a 15-11 TD to INT ratio. How do we know Daniels can even play?
Georgia is loaded, but it’s clear they’re a quarterback away. College football has changed. I think the days of Craig Krenzel or Josh Heupel winning a National title are over. Offenses have too much firepower now, and you have to be able to keep up.
Ask yourself this question; Can Bennett keep up with Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence, or Justin Fields? The answer is obviously no. The irony of the situation is that Fields originally attended Georgia. Letting him walk out the door likely cost them a National title.