Tennessee football: 10 funniest tweets comparing Vols QB Joe Milton to Uncle Rico

Tennessee football quarterback Joe Milton III. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)
Tennessee football quarterback Joe Milton III. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports) /

Tennessee football fans are frustrated with quarterback Joe Milton’s downfield accuracy after he kept overthrowing wide open receivers against Pitt.

Joe Milton can throw a pigskin a quarter-mile. Unfortunately for Tennessee, his receivers aren’t a quarter-mile away.

The Volunteers quarterback was roasted on Twitter during Tennessee’s game against Pitt because of multiple extreme overthrows that Uncle Rico would be proud of.

Tennessee football QB Joe Milton can throw it further than Uncle Rico

The jokes are apt because there were undoubtedly plenty of Tennessee fans also saying “What the heck are you doing?” watching Milton throw those passes.

Milton transferred to Tennessee from Michigan where he played for three years. He won the starting job for the Volunteers as expected, but his rocket arm is unreliable.

There’s undeniable arm talent there. It’s just useless if the ball isn’t anywhere near the receiver. Frustratingly for Milton, when he did put a deep pass right on target, it was dropped.

Milton didn’t have a chance to come good later on in the first half. He went out injured and left for the locker room after hitting 7-of-12 passes for 50 yards. He did more damage on the ground with 54 yards on five carries. The Volunteeers replaced him with backup Hendon Hooker.

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