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Georgia Bulldogs QB JT Daniels Appears to Make a Decision on 2021

January 4, 2021

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ATHENS - It appears Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels will return for another season of football in the SEC. 

In a post on social media, Daniels shows a picture of himself in a black UGA jersey saying: “To be continued…”

The move, which comes only days after another big performance in the passing game, was expected, but with some reservations. Daniels is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered while at USC in 2019. It was thought Daniels would probably return to UGA, but that decision was far from a certainty. 

Daniels has only started four games for the Bulldogs, but those games saw a significant increase in offensive productivity. Georgia went 4-0 with Daniels as the starting single caller and scored over 30 points in all but one of those games. In three of those game Daniels threw for 299 yards or more. 

Daniels ended the 2021 Peach Bowl with a game-winning drive, which was the culmination of a 392-yard performance on New Year’s Day. His play at the end of the season has the Bulldogs poised to end the season as a top-seven team, and probably puts the Bulldogs in the top five for the 2021 season. This move cements the Dawgs’ status as the team to beat in the SEC East in 2021.

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Daniels exploded onto the scene in Athens during the Bulldogs’ win over Mississippi State - tossing four touchdowns and racking up 401 yard passing during the 31-24 win. A week after the Bulldogs bludgeoned South Carolina on the ground in a 45-16 win, Daniels sliced up No. 25 Missouri on the road

Playing in 40-degree weather, Daniels went 16 for 27 for 299 yards and three touchdowns. Following that win, which clinched the Dawgs’ fourth New Year’s Six Bowl apperance in a row, the transfer said each game should be a showcase for UGA. 

"Every game should be a statement game,” he said. “It’s what we’ve been looking for the last couple of weeks. I said that was our first real complete game.”

After the win over No. 8 Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl, Daniels said he was emotional.

“There were definitely a lot of emotions,” he said. "At this point I feel like I've been here for years. Instantly when I came in I felt a connection with the team, a connection with the way this program is run is the way I would say it. We're all about ball. It's something you can say about pretty much the whole team, is that everyone just loves football. We're here to do our thing and be the best players we can be. Every single day, every single practice, Malik Herring, Zeus, George, everyone goes out and practices to their best ability every single day with a focus on getting better. Over the last two and a half months, I've really just enjoyed the time of being with like-minded guys that are all about work, all about ball, all about competing.”


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