Georgia football practice begins, photos of five UGA scholarship quarterbacks
ATHENS — It has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, and that’s no different when it comes to football.
Georgia held its first team practice of the fall session on Monday, taking one more step toward the team’s Sept. 26 season-opening game at Arkansas.
It was clear from the photos of practice that while Jamie Newman may have missed some reps in July on account of a foot sprain, he didn’t take any time off in the weight room.
Newman looks ripped / Chamberlain Smith/UGA Sports
Newman, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound graduate transfer from Wake Forest, is easily the most physical of the five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.
JT Daniels has actually lost weight since last fall, training to become more nimble and elusive as he battles back from a torn ACL suffered in last season’s opening game between USC and Fresno State.
The former Trojans’ quarterback remains in a knee brace, but he’s getting reps like the other quarterbacks and is a serious contender for the starting job with a year of experience behind him.
Daniels is more familiar with the Air Raid principles Todd Monken is teaching, but Newman’s running ability and deep ball accuracy bring elements to the Georgia offensive that may be too hard to resist.
Redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis has been cleared since last May, almost a year to the day after he underwent emergency brain surgery.
Mathis is every bit the 6-foot-6 he’s listed at, and he’s the fastest quarterback in the room, as well. A former Ohio State commitment, Mathis’ skills have been overshadowed because of his health status, but his teammates have taken up for him on social media.
True freshman Carson Beck has a live arm and great athleticism, and it would seem like all he needs is more time.
Beck, unlike the other quarterbacks he’s competing with, has not had the benefit of a full year in a program and the weight training and friendly meals provided by the football program.
Stetson Bennett is the redshirt junior in the group. Bennett has the most experience at Georgia among the returning players and is considered a fast study.
Can Bennett’s experience pay off and keep him getting quality reps as the season progresses?
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