Stetson Bennett returning to UGA, JT Daniels entering transfer portal

ATHENS, Ga. — A week after Georgia won the national championship, both quarterbacks have decided their future with the Bulldogs program.

Stetson Bennett announced on Instagram Wednesday evening that he will return for one more year in 2022.

Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein has also confirmed reports that JT Daniels will enter the transfer portal.

Daniels, who transferred to Georgia from USC in 2020, started off the season as Georgia starter until an injury sidelined him.

Bennett took over as the Bulldogs starter in the fifth game of the year and kept the job for the rest of the season.

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Bennett led Georgia to its first national championship since 1980 and won the offensive most valuable player. The fifth-year senior finished with 2,862 yards and 29 touchdowns with only seven interceptions on the year.

Bennett’s return marks a rare sixth year of eligibility. Daniels will be eligible to play in 2022 as a graduate transfer.

It is unknown at this time where Daniels will end up. Wide receiver Jermaine Burton also entered the transfer portal, according to his Instagram page.

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