Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels has lost his job as a starting quarterback for the West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia starts quarterback Garrett Greene in place of Daniels. The Mountaineers played Greene after Daniels struggled in West Virginia’s comeback win over Oklahoma last week.
Daniels made the switch to West Virginia from Georgia this offseason. The former five-star recruit entered the transfer portal after Georgia won the national championship in January.
Why does West Virginia start Garrett Greene over JT Daniels? It’s similar to why Stetson Bennett got the nod against JT Daniels in mid-2021. Greene is more mobile and opens up West Virginia’s rushing attack. Greene has 212 rushing yards this season. JT Daniels has never ended a season with positive rushing yards. West Virginia needs a boost in the running game, so they turn to Garrett Greene.
The climbers (4-6) want to play skittles. JT Daniels has 13 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions and 2,107 passing yards for West Virginia this season.
West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels has had a season of ups and downs. Ben Queen USA TODAY Sports
Daniels ended his career with an unbeaten record as a starting quarterback at Georgia, but he lost his starting job to Stetson Bennett early in the 2021 college football season. Daniels struggled with injuries while at the University of Georgia and for much of his college football career.
JT Daniels missed several games during his time with Georgia after being diagnosed with a strained oblique muscle.
Daniels transferred from USC to Georgia in 2020. He started in several games for Georgia in 2020 and was expected to be the starting quarterback for Georgia’s 2021 season, but he struggled with injuries early in the season while Stetson Bennett proved to be a championship-caliber quarterback.
Daniels played nine games in his Georgia football career from 2020-2021. During his time in Athens, he threw 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
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