Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said on SEC Nation that he’s a big fan of Georgia football quarterback Stetson Bennett and more than a game manager.
Stetson Bennett didn’t win the Georgia football starting quarterback job to start the season, but the former walk-on has seized the opportunity and doesn’t look like he’ll be giving it up.
All offseason, Bennett was an afterthought with Jame Newman and JT Daniels competing for the starting quarterback job, but in reality, it was Newman who had the job and was receiving Heisman love. But then Newman opted out of playing to prepare for the NFL Draft, Daniels was still not cleared from his ACL tear in the USC season-opener last year and Bennett still didn’t start the opener.
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett has a fan in Tim Tebow
D’Wan Mathis got the start in the opener, but he got pulled in the first half when the Bulldogs offense looked lifeless against Arkansas. In comes Bennett and he led the Dawgs to a comeback win and then followed it up with a convincing win vs. Auburn.
Now, he’s got a ringing endorsement from Tim Tebow.
“I don’t think you’re giving him enough credit,” he said. “This kid Stetson Bennett stepped into chaos, into turmoil. Their offense is as bad as it can be. Then Stetson Bennett stepped in, he righted the ship. He did everything he could do in that game. He performed, they came out and got a win. Last week they came out against Auburn, not a great defense right now, not very physical, and his offensive line dominated. His running backs ran hard. His receivers made plays, but he really did everything he needed to do to get a win. Sometimes, at the quarterback position, it’s not just about the traits of your skillset, it’s also about the belief in the rest of the players. Do they believe? Right now, the team believes in this guy. You can see in the interviews, they’ve kind of rallied around him.”
Bennett looks to continue to win over Georgia football fans and shrink his pool of skeptics and doubters when the Dawgs host Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.