With Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jake Fromm, Jalen Hurts and so many other quarterbacks off to the NFL, there’s room for someone brand new to have a big year in 2020.
ESPN’s David Pollack believes that one quarterback fresh off a transfer could be in line for a great season. On Thursday’s edition of Get Up, Pollack proclaimed that Georgia QB Jamie Newman will have a “huge year.”
Pollack explained that Newman’s size, athleticism and ball skills make him ideal for a huge year. He feels that moving to Georgia is like “driving a Ferrari” and thinks he could be a first-round pick.
“I tell you what, there’s going to be a lot of pub about him and the train will continue to roll,” Pollack said, via 247Sports. “If you watched last year, Jamie Newman is a kid that was in the ACC and wasn’t talked about much because played at a school that wasn’t paid attention to at Wake Forest. He’s a big, physical, strong kid. He’s 6-3, 225 pounds. Really good athlete who also makes ridiculous throws. Now he goes to Georgia with driving a Ferrari. I think he has a huge year and will be a first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft.”
Newman may come from a less prolific program in Wake Forest, but there’s little doubt he overachieved there. He led the Demon Deacons to a Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis in 2018 and followed that up with superb numbers in 2019.
As a junior, Newman threw for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns while completing over 60-percent of his passes. Wake Forest went 8-5 that season, with their most regular season wins since 2007.
But he entered the transfer portal after the season, and quickly hooked up with Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs.
— Jamie Newman (@jlmn12_) January 11, 2020
Suffice it to say, the Bulldogs have plenty to be excited about with an experienced hand under center.