Georgia football starting quarterback Stetson Bennett is one of the best quarterbacks in the country right now. Will some people think someone else is? Of course, but what Bennett has done in these three games is impressive.
After his performance against South Carolina, it’s time to get on the Heisman Trophy campaign with Bennett. If he continues to play at this level and put up these kinds of numbers, he will make that Heisman Trophy decision extremely hard to make.
How could you leave him out if he has some of the best numbers and leads the Dawgs to greatness again?
All of that is still months away, but after this weekend’s performance, Bennett is a serious contender. No, Bennett is a problem, and it will put a lot of pressure on the Heisman Trophy voters to make the right decision.
Stetson Bennett is a problem, and it should terrify typical Heisman Trophy contenders.
Bennett is a top-10 quarterback in college football as he ranks No. 8 in yards per game. He even has a better completion percentage than CJ Stroud. His poise and confidence are unmatchable right now.
He averages 10.8 yards an attempt, has 952 yards, a 73.9% completion rate and a 183.48 quarterback rating.
In the SEC, Will Rogers is the only quarterback who averages more yards a game. Surprisingly, Vanderbilt quarterback AJ Swann is the only quarterback in the conference with a higher quarterback rating.
Bennett leads in yards per attempt and completion percentage. The best part about all those stats is that Bennett hasn’t played in a fourth quarter yet because the Dawgs have put the games away by the middle of the third quarter. Imagine how good his numbers would be if he stayed in all three games.
He joined some elite company this weekend by being the first quarterback since Patrick Mahomes in 2016 to record at least 250-yards and one rushing touchdown in the first three games. Put respect on Bennett’s name because, at this point, anyone who thinks he isn’t the guy for Georgia needs serious help.
Against the Gamecocks, Bennett went 16-of-23 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. However, his best moment of the game came when he toted it 12 yards for his rushing score.
He has hips like Elvis and Bennett single handily brought back the “whoop” of college football. That segment should get brought back for this play alone. Chris Berman would have this play at the top of his whoop list for Week 3, and no one can change that opinion.
Bennett has so much command and leadership over the Georgia football offense, and it shows when he is on the field, and his backup comes in for him. He has all the qualities of being a Heisman Trophy winner — Bennett needs to keep doing what he has been doing these past three weeks.
He even has Peter Burns imagining the magical moments that could get created if Bennett wins the Heisman. As much moxy and personality as Bennett has — those commercials would be legendary.
There are still a lot of games left to play before the next Heisman Trophy winner gets picked, but it’s hard not to put Bennett in the equation right now.
Bennett’s resiliency, work ethic and grit make him an excellent candidate regardless, but now he is putting up the numbers to match it. If Georgia keeps using him for his arm and adds in more runs for Bennett — it could be a landslide victory in New York City.
Georgia football has a leader and talented quarterback in Bennett, and hopefully, he keeps this up because a Heisman Trophy would cap off the ultimate college career.