Let’s just call it for what it is. You don’t earn the name “Baby Cam” for nothing.
Sophomore quarterback KJ Jefferson has already been compared to Cam Newton. I’m not referring to the Newton who was released by the New England Patriots a few weeks ago. I mean Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy back in 2010.
Through the season’s first four games, Jefferson has completed 46 of 78 passes for 844 yards. If you don’t have a calculator handy, that’s averaging over 10 yards per completion, with six touchdowns, only two interceptions, and a QBR of 170.1. No, not the best numbers in the country, but wait, there’s more.
Jefferson is also Arkansas’ second-leading rusher. He’s pulled the old tuck and run 32 times through four games for a total of 230 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He is averaging 7.2 yards per carry, with his longest run being 38 yards. So Georgia needs to be ready for him to make plays, whether through the air on with his legs.
Yes, the Dawgs have one of, if not the best, defenses in the country. Still, in my opinion, they haven’t lined up against a quarterback this talented so far, so we will finally get to see them get a real test.
Jefferson is one of those quarterbacks that, as soon as you think you have him in your grasp, slips away and runs the ball for a first down. The Georgia defense will definitely need to bring their A-game to keep the Arkansas quarterback in check.