The topic of Georgia football starting quarterback Stetson Bennett turned heated on SEC Nation as Tim Tebow and Jordan Rodgers discussed if he could win ballgames for the Dawgs.
Rodgers picked five games of Bennett’s, including three from last year, and he discussed that Bennett has to get better in the pocket because that will be where they will win against an opponent like Alabama.
He mentioned while Bennett’s running ability does help them, it doesn’t always win them ballgames — hinting at the games Georgia lost last year.
As he discussed, Tebow kept quiet, but as soon as Rodgers opened it up to debate, Tebow decided to put his opinion out there in the only way he knows how — passionately.
When the former Gator starts getting loud, you know it means he believes what he is talking about, and regardless of what others think, he will have the last word.
Tebow continued to ask about who leads the league in passing yards per attempt. He asked the crowd who is, has the national No.3 quarterback rating? Then who has a higher QBR Alabama’s quarterback or Bennett? All the answers were Bennett, and Rodgers tried to dismiss him with his stats.
Tebow said stats don’t always matter because you can pick and choose what to focus on, but at the same time, they tell a different story if you look at the overall ones.
He was not about to let Rodgers act like Bennett hasn’t done an excellent job. Tebow battled until Laura Rutledge stopped them. It was like he was ready to debate with Rodgers and refused to lose. We love it because to get that kind of praise from the former Gator is earned, not just given.
It seems the former Gator quarterback is a big Bennett fan. They both said that Georgia fans shouldn’t want JT Daniels in because the one game he got challenged was Clemson and how he didn’t perform.
Rodgers wasn’t wrong for his analysis because he is just trying to discuss how Bennett can get better, which he can. However, he didn’t consider the heart and non-football traits. Sometimes those things outweigh the shortcomings. However, against Alabama, it might not, so Rodgers was doing his due diligence.
At the same time, seeing Tebow go to battle over a Georgia quarterback is an excellent site to see.
The SEC Nation quarterbacks think Bennett can win it all, and that’s exciting to hear. While it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out, getting praise like that from a former Gator has to mean Bennett is doing something right.