Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has been lauded as the best signal-caller to come through Athens in quite some time it seems and he has just been named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list.
The Davey O'Brien Award is given to the top quarterback in college football every season. Past winners include Peyton Manning, Steve Young, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Deshaun Watson and Joe Burrow.
Daniels was recently named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the top college player regardless of position.
The path to a national title for Georgia will run through Daniels. In modern college football, offenses will always triumph, and Daniels has to be at his best for the offense to prosper.
Last season the offense was stagnant until Daniels was inserted into the starting lineup in a midseason contest vs. the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
In his first start, he set numerous program records, including the most passing yards and touchdowns thrown by a Georgia quarterback in his debut.
He continued to play well through the end of the season, leading the team to a 4-0 record in his starts throwing 11 touchdowns against just two interceptions.
The staff had glowing things to say about Daniels after his first season with the team. He put in a lot of work leading up to the 2020 season to refine his mechanics and footwork.
Now that Daniels has established himself as a potentially premier college quarterback, the only thing left for him to do is to anchor one of the best passing offenses in the country.
You May Also Like
Join the community
Follow Brooks Austin on Twitter: @BrooksAustinSI
Follow Kyle Funderburk on Twitter: @DKFunderburk
You can follow us for future coverage by clicking "Follow" on the top right-hand corner of the page. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook @BulldogMaven & follow us on Twitter at @BulldogsSI