Ranking every Georgia football national championship season

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Kirby Smart, Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia Bulldogs
Kirby Smart, Stetson Bennett IV, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Prisoner of the moment, I really don’t care. This team was complete and special!

Yes, Frank Sinwich won the 1942 Heisman Trophy. Yes, Herschel Walker was the greatest talent to ever play in Athens. And yes, the 2021 Georgia defense will forever remain the stuff of legend. However, I think last year’s team would beat them all if they were to play head-to-head. In time, we will grow to truly appreciate what we just saw out of Kirby Smart’s dominant 2022 campaign.

It wasn’t always pretty, but who cares? 15-0 is 15-0, and the Dawgs did just that. Although last year’s defense wasn’t as historically dominant as the 2021 squad, it had its moments. You could argue that Jalen Carter was the best defensive player to play in Athens since Champ Bailey, or at least since David Pollack. More importantly, this team never lost. Plus, its offense was underrated.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV became the first Georgia player since Garrison Hearst in 1992 to be a Heisman Trophy finalist. Whenever his name was called, “The Mailman” delivered. Despite the Dawgs being pushed by Missouri, and most notably Ohio State in the Peach Bowl, they never gave up. This resulted in what will go down as the most lopsided national title win ever over poor TCU.

This was a more complete team than the 2021 team, and therefore, we should appreciate it more.

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