Every team dreams about having the perfect quarterback. Having one makes reaching the ultimate goal of a National Championship a lot easier.
It is clear that Tennessee has not had that perfection in quite some time, but when will they?
Peyton Manning has been retired for a while, and it is about time that Tennessee reclaims its crown in the SEC.
But, who is going to get that done?
We can all hope that our perfect season is not far off, and I would not argue with you.
Many of you may be hesitant to see Jarrett Guarantano get under-center week one after the many misfortunes of what was the first few games of the 2019 season, and then the game against Alabama. We all know what play I am talking about.
JG really isn’t that bad, but he gets a bad rap. The facts of last year in regards to JG’s playing is that he threw for 2,158 yards with a 16:8 TD/INT ratio. He realizes that his decision making was not where it needed to be. If there is someone that all SEC fans know how to do, it’s letting our team know how dissatisfied we are with them. If he gets the time, I say he will be fine.
Another option would be sophomore Brian Maurer. Maurer has some smoothing out to do trying to recover from a 2:5 TD/INT ratio just a season ago. Yes, that was his first season. But, some things to work on for sure.
We can make a case as well for Harrison Bailey and JT Shrout as well, but we can make a better projection after we see how they play under the pressure of the SEC schedule.
FUTURE VOLS QB?
In a recent interview with 247Sports’ Director of Recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, conducted by Fanrun Radio’s The Drive, Wiltfong revealed that one of the top QB prospects in Texas, Kaidon Salter, is “trending” to the Vols on the Crystal Ball projections, which would be a massive addition to bring in the 4-star dual-threat.
We won’t know who the next ‘great’ QB for Tennessee will be, but we definitely have some damn good options coming up to get excited about.
We won’t go without a bowl game anytime soon.