Steelers fans looking for Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement should watch Jaime Newman

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Will Georgia’s Jamie Newman live up to the hype in 2020 with the Bulldogs?

As excited as Georgia fans are for the outstanding job Kirby Smart and his staff are doing with the 2021 recruiting class, everyone in Athens can’t wait to see one of the biggest hauls from 2020 take the field. That’s right, we’re talking about grad transfer quarterback Jamie Newman.

Listed as a dark-horse candidate to win the Heisman Trophy, the former Wake Forest standout is getting ready to embark in his first campaign in the SEC, with expectations of course high as can be for him.

But, just how good can he be in Georgia’s offense? Bulldogs’ supporters everywhere will be happy to know the latest NFL Draft projections have him living up to the hype and getting drafted in the first round.

New mock draft has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman

Even more intriguing, Pro Football Network has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking Newman with the No. 25 overall pick. From Georgia to Pittsburgh? This would be a great fit for Newman. Not only would he be able to join young offensive playmakers like JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner in town, but he’d be able to compete for the starting job pretty early on in his career.

For the Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger is a legend. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback is loved by millions. Unfortunately for him, he’ll be 39 next offseason and is coming off elbow surgery in 2019. His days are numbered.

This could open the door for Newman to learn from Big Ben for a year (if he returns in 2021) and then be handed the keys to the offense come 2022. Seems like a win-win for everyone.

Come this fall, all eyes will be on Newman to see if he can get Georgia back to the College Football Playoff. If he does, we could see numerous teams, including the Steelers, jumping at the chance to take him in the first round.