Stetson Bennett Announces His Return To Georgia, JT Daniels Hits The Road

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Ernesto Cova

The Georgia Bulldogs were the best team in all of college football last season.

Apart from their lone loss to the Alabama Crismon Tide in the SEC Championship Game, Kirby Smart's squad dominated from start to finish, boasting a historically great defense with multiple future NFL players.

Even so, former walk-on QB Stetson Bennett also deserves a lot of credit, as he silenced his doubters with an efficient performance in the National Title game to lead them to their first trophy since 1980.

Bennett Will Run It Back

Bennett had recently stated that he would explore his options for next season, with some speculating that he could enter the transfer portal.

However, it didn't take long before he expressed his desire to run it back and come back to Georgia for the next season:

"One more year," Bennett wrote on Instagram. "Let's roll."

Bennett, who won the starting QB job over JT Daniels, has already been in college for five years, but he's eligible for another season due to the NCAA's COVID-19 exemptions.

JT Daniels To Enter Transfer Portal

Most people expected JT Daniels to leave Georgia after this season. Nonetheless, he was supposed to leave for the NFL Draft.

Unfortunately for him, multiple injuries have prevented him from taking that leap forward and becoming the top-notch QB prospect most thought he'd be as a high school recruit.

And, with Bennett coming back for his fifth season, he chose to enter the transfer portal rather than competing with the guy who took the starting QB job from him with the Bulldogs.

Jermaine Burton Also Leaves

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Besides Daniels, wide receiver Jermaine Burton also announced his decision to enter the transfer portal.

Throughout two seasons with the Bulldogs, Burton logged 53 receptions for 901 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, five of those in 2021 alone.

It's worth noting that ESPN ranked him as the 99th best prospect of the class of 2020, so it's not like he's going to have a tough time finding a new home where he can be more of a focal point in the passing game.

What's Next For The Bulldogs?

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Even despite some big losses to the NFL Draft and the transfer portal, the Bulldogs are still the third-best team in the nation ahead of next season, according to Sporting News.

Bennett will continue to pull the strings of the offense, while star tight end Brock Bowers will once again be one of the guys to watch on that team.

Their defense is expected to take a slight bump with the change of personnel, but we trust Kirby Smart to figure things out sooner rather than later.