Stetson Bennett IV
I’ll admit it: I was not always on the Mailman train this year. However, as the season has gone on, I realized how appreciative I am for Georgia football starting quarterback Stetson Bennett’s efforts.
We all know Bennett’s story by now. He was a former walk-on at Georgia in 2017 and played high school football at Pierce County in Blackshear, Ga. He famously played the role of Baker Mayfield on the scout team when the Dawgs were preparing for the Rose Bowl. He would transfer to a JUCO school before finding his way back to Georgia as a scholarship player.
He started a majority of the 2020 season before trainers medically cleared JT Daniels for action.
Bennett stepped in for an injured Daniels earlier this season and has played well enough to where Dawgs head coach Kirby Smart has continued to let him start. I disagreed with this decision initially, but even I can’t deny how well Bennett has played.
Sure, he’s not a former 5-star quarterback who will be a No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick one day, but to say Bennett is not talented would be a lie. He continues to go out on Saturdays and lead the Georgia offense in an explosive fashion.
This year, Bennett has 1,985 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and is completing 65.03% of his passes. He has also added 240 yards rushing and a score there.
The Bulldogs pride themselves on having depth at every position, and the quarterback room is no exception. We fans should be grateful to have Stetson “the Mailman” Bennett on this team.