Report: Georgia QB tests positive for COVID-19
Pauses and cancellations: that’s the current theme of college basketball as a new variant of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the US. Now, teams heading to the College Football Playoff must be on high alert to avoid having a roster depleted due to positive cases.
Unfortunately for Georgia, the Bulldogs reportedly saw a QB test positive recently. According to Graham Coffey with SB Nation’s Dawg Sports, JT Daniels tested positive and is in protocols.
Coffey also reported that other members of Georgia’s QB room are in close contact protocols but have tested negative thus far. Daniels started the year as Georgia’s starter but was bypassed by Stetson Bennett after missing time with an injury.
BREAKING: Multiple sources have confirmed that JT Daniels has tested positive for Covid-19 and entered quarantine ahead of UGA’s CFP semifinal with Michigan… Other members of UGA’s QB room are in close contact protocol but have tested negative so far. Daily testing will ensue
— Graham Coffey (@DawgOutWest) December 21, 2021
Bennett led the Bulldogs in passing this year with 2,325 yards and 24 touchdowns. Daniels finished with 722 yards and 7 touchdowns while posting an efficient 72.3% completion percentage.
Though Bennett appeared in 12 games and has been the starter for much of the season, his struggles against Alabama led some to wonder if Kirby Smart would pivot to Daniels moving forward. Either way, Georgia will hope Daniels’ reported positive is contained without further spread with the CFP matchup vs. Michigan just 9 days away.