Three Georgia football positions defined by their valuable returnees

Nolan Smith celebrates a fumble recovery. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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Georgia football starting quarterback Stetson Bennett

One of the best things that happened to Georgia in January was the news that starting quarterback Stetson Bennett would be back for his super senior season. He led the Dawgs to their first national title in 41-years, so having him back on the roster, is a good sign.

Some Georgia fans feel otherwise, but when you consider that JT Daniels has his name in the transfer portal, the Dawgs need experience in the quarterback room. We don’t know that Daniels would have stayed if Bennett left, but we also don’t know that he would have still left either.

Having a guy with national championship experience as your quarterback is a big weapon because he knows what the offense has to do to get there and win another.

Bennett will have Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff and Gunner Stockton behind him and there is no doubt that head coach Kirby Smart will make them all compete in the spring to make sure the veteran wants to keep his job.

Smart took a risk by keeping Bennett as the starter, and it paid off, but will it do the same in 2022? Maybe, but Georgia already has a leg up on its fellow SEC competition by returning one of the best quarterbacks in the league for one more season.

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Georgia has these three positions led by veterans that made the sacrifice to come back for one more year. The Dawgs could have seen all seven of the players who returned leave, but instead, Georgia has another strong shot at getting back to the SEC Championship and playoffs again.