Georgia football is channeling its Vito Corleone and trying to give Carson Beck an offer he can’t refuse.
In today’s day and age of college football, it is crazy that a starting quarterback could get more staying in college than he would going to the NFL Draft. I remember the good old days when schools would pay a kid under the table.
I miss the days of Tennessee fans getting mad and using Kirby Smart’s “Bag man” as a scapegoat on Twitter. I miss the days when players would get a large amount of cash in a large McDonald’s meal bag. What has happened to the college football we have come to love?
All jokes aside, it is crazy that it will cost the Georgia N.I.L. collective over one million dollars to get Beck to even think about staying. I know in the Mike Griffith article it says that Beck is rated third best QB on Mel Kiper’s big board, but if Beck decided to go pro after the season, I would not be shocked if he shot up higher because of what he could do in the NFL Combine and All-star games.
If I were Carson Beck, I would go pro, depending on when the season ends. Next year’s schedule for the Dawgs is not an easy one. You have trips to Alabama and Texas; Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey will be gone.
That sounds like a difficult season to me. Plus, Beck could be drafted by a team that is a quarterback away from going to the playoffs and making a run at the Super Bowl. That sounds much better than going to a terrible NFL team that could be looking to get rid of you in 3-5 years.
But I am not Carson Beck, and I don’t have offers over a million dollars to play football for Georgia. So why does my opinion matter? But this tells me that Kirby Smart and the staff trust Beck and believe he is a great quarterback. This story actually gives me even more confidence going into the SEC Championship.
Beck is the best quarterback prospect Georgia has had since Stafford. So, it is understandable that Kirby Smart and Georgia would want Beck to stick around as long as possible. Either way, If Beck can beat Alabama and win another title for Georgia this year, he will never have to buy a drink in Georgia.