Georgia Football: 3 reasons Jamie Newman should start in 2020

Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Football (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
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2. Potential chaos favors Jamie Newman

This quarterback battle will obviously take place against a backdrop of some unprecedented times in this country. It appears that COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it is likely going to  continue interrupting different facets of college football. Conferences are adjusting the season, postponing it and even cancelling it altogether. There has never been more doubt about what comes next for college football.

One of those facets has been preparation. Spring practice was interrupted, and throughout the Summer, several schools have been forced to shut down workouts after positive tests to players. The vital process of preparing for a football season has been significantly altered.

This season, whenever it takes place, is going to feature a lot of learning on the fly. That means that, inevitably, there will be plenty of times that things break down. Things will be rushed when the play clock goes down, blocking schemes will be messed up, and the quarterback will have to improvise.

When it comes to improvisation, Newman has the edge. If a play breaks down, he’s got the ability to take off and make things happen with his legs.

Additionally, he’s got more experience to lean back on. Newman has an extra year of experience under his belt, has started seven more games than Daniels, and he’s thrown 109 more passes as well. Daniels knows what he’s doing, but in what will be an unprecedented year, every bit of experience counts.

Between his dual-threat capabilities and higher amount of experience, Newman ticks more of the boxes for the Bulldogs.