This eye-opening Jamie Newman stat puts him in Joe Burrow territory

Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Jamie Newman may have a Joe Burrow senior year based on one key stat.

Dawg Nation is fired up about landing Jamie Newman as a graduate transfer.

With Jake Fromm opting to go pro after his junior college football season, it left the door wide open for Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart to land a quarterback, or two, from the transfer portal. While former USC Trojans starter J.T. Daniels is expected to sit out 2020, it will be Newman’s time to shine in Athens.

There’s a lot to like about the former Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback. Despite being underrecruited out of high school and playing for one of the more anonymous programs in the ACC, Newman certainly turned heads during his senior season at Wake Forest. He became the top transfer quarterback on the market and Georgia pounced at the opportunity to get him.

Not only was Newman one of the better deep-ball throwers in the nation last year, but he’s also adept at placing the football into tight windows. When it comes to airing it out, only Justin Fields of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Kedon Slovis of the USC Trojans compare to Newman. As for threading the needle, Newman is in a class with LSU Tigers’ Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.

Jamie Newman’s tight-window passing compares favorably to Joe Burrow.

Pro Football Focus says Newman was one of only two college quarterbacks last season to grade better than 70.0 on tight-window throws in their system with the other obviously being Burrow. If you’re a Georgia fan, you have to be jumping up and down next to your Dooley-Munson-Walker shrine in your man cave because this is what you have been hoping for.

A big reason Fromm regressed in his junior season wasn’t just because he lost a ton of receiving talent to the NFL, but the tight-window throws weren’t always on point. Fromm was an accurate passer during his three years in Athens, but Newman clearly seems to be better at it than his UGA predecessor.

So let’s summarize this a bit for Dawg Nation, forever rabid to taste championship glory for the first time since 1980. Bare with me…

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Newman can throw AND run, something we haven’t seen out of a Dawgs quarterback since D.J. Shockley well over a decade ago. When it comes to throwing the ball downfield, nobody does it better than the Wake Forest graduate transfer. And if it’s about placing the football exactly where he wants it to, the only other comparable signal-caller to Newman last year was “The Geauxt”.

Though it might be a totally new offensive system for Newman at Georgia, but then again, it’ll be Todd Monken’s first season as the team’s offensive coordinator anyway. All the Dawgs are getting on the same page with this scheme together at the same time. If Newman can develop his rapport with wide receivers George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock coming off injury, look out, SEC.

Though the last time Georgia went into the graduate transfer market in the ACC didn’t really work out, the Dawgs did this for two reasons: It wasn’t going to be The Stetson Bennett IV Show, no matter how much you might like Georgia’s backup quarterback in spots, and Georgia needs someone like Newman to help them beat Alabama, either in Tuscaloosa or preferably in Atlanta.

Newman’s ability to throw the football through the keyhole should have Georgia fans ecstatic.

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