Now that Jake Fromm has left for the NFL, who will replace him as UGA’s quarterback?
Obviously, there’s quarterbacks on UGA’s roster who will be competing for the job.
There’s also the popular idea of the Bulldogs adding a grad transfer quarterback. Some of the possible targets include Houston’s D’Eriq King, Stanford’s K.J. Costello, and Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman, among others.
Some may view Newman as the third-best out of that group. But David Pollack – the former UGA great and current ESPN analyst — gives Newman rave reviews. Here’s what Pollack, who remains close friends with UGA coach Kirby Smart, had to say about Newman after Wednesday’s Fromm news:
Amen!!! Dude is a stud! Size and athletic ability to go with a great arm, accuracy, and a phenomenal deep ball! Not many guys more talented in the Country. https://t.co/tZuPax2nWA
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) January 8, 2020
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Newman started at Wake Forest this past season, and completed 220 of 361 passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 11 interceptions. Newman also had a better passer-efficiency rating (145.35) than Fromm (141.15), despite playing for unranked Wake Forest. He is also mobile, rushing for 574 yards.
Newman is considering UGA, Maryland, Washington, Oregon and Miami, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
Watch Newman’s 2019 highlights below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Any Georgia fans who wouldn't be happy with Jamie Newman at QB this fall are out of their minds.
— Cam Mellor (@PFF_Cam) January 8, 2020