Georgia fans can't wait to watch grad transfer quarterback Jamie Newman line up behind center for the Bulldogs this fall. Set to take over the QB1 job for new Buffalo Bills signal caller Jake Fromm, the hype can't be measured for Newman leading up to the 2020 campaign.
Considered a dark horse candidate to win the Heisman Trophy, Newman will be the big man on campus in Athens after a standout final season with Wake Forest in 2019. But, if you ask former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, he's not even in the Top 3 of SEC quarterbacks entering the season. What?
Mean Gene, what are you thinking here, dude? The former Tigers head man has ranked Newman behind Florida's Kyle Trask, Texas A&M's Kellen Mond and Alabama's Mac Jones. While we don't expect Newman to lose any sleep over this, it's surely disrespectful.
Newman possesses all the tools of a stud dual-threat signal caller. In 2019 for the Deamon Deacons, he threw for 2,868 yards and 28 touchdowns. On the ground, he added 574 yards and six more scores. Imagine what he'll be able to do with all of the Bulldogs' talent around him.
This young man is hungry to take the SEC by storm in the coming months, and he'll be ready to prove to all his doubters that he's the real deal. This now includes Gene Chizik.