The G-Day QBR desire is strong in this one.
We heard about Stetson Bennett during Rose Bowl prep as the scout team Baker Mayfield. Is there a plan for Bennett beyond the scout team? Any chance that he can beat out Justin Fields as Jake Fromm’s backup and give Fields a redshirt year?
What do you say, Kirby?
“We’re very fortunate to have a quarterback like Stetson Bennett,” coach Kirby Smart said. “He’s not the stature (you’d prefer), but he’s made plays all year similar to Baker. … He’s not strong as strong as Baker, but he does a great job of scrambling, adding time to plays. He can give us at least a good picture.”
Not exactly a rousing endorsement of the possibility.
Bennett’s listed at six feet even, which means he ain’t. When’s the last time a sub-six footer was a viable option as an SEC quarterback?
Look, I’m glad he’s on the team and it sounds like he made a real contribution on the scout team this past season. It would be cool if there comes a point in 2018 when he gets to see the field… but not as the primary backup in the event Fromm goes down. (Unless, Gawd forbid, it’s Fields who gets hurt.)
Really looking forward to the reaction when this kid lights it up in April, though.