Georgia Football’s Stetson Bennett is quite possibly the best QB we’ve encountered all year.

ATHENS – Stetson Bennett’s story is far from over in Georgia, and there are plenty more ways to build on his growing legend.

Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White compared Bennett to Tom Brady and said he’s probably the best quarterback the Wildcats have ever seen.

“Facing Bennett in college is kind of like facing Brady in the NFL because he’s seen so much,” White said. “He has so much experience. We have to try to give him something he hasn’t seen before.

“He’s probably the best QB we’ve encountered all year. No disrespect towards others we saw at his command; Hendon Hooker plays at an extremely high level; it’s just a testament to how well he’s playing.”

Tennessee defeated Kentucky 44-6 on October 29 in Knoxville, with Hooker completing 19 of 25 passes for 245 yards and 3 TDs while running for another TD.

Bennett, a 25-year-old sixth-year quarterback who started his career as a walk-on, has helped lead the Bulldogs to a 10-0 record and the No. 1 ranking this season.

Bennett had more ups than downs on offense with shorter, high-percentage passes and lots of rollouts and runs to play to his strengths.

The price committees have taken note of this.

Bennett is one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to college football’s top former walk-on. He is also one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the nation’s top quarterback.

ESPN reported Wednesday that Bennett is ranked No. 5 in its Heisman Trophy watch and reappeared after throwing for 289 yards and three touchdowns in last Saturday’s 45-19 win over Mississippi State.

Bennett appears to be a long shot at winning the Heisman Trophy, with Ohio State QB’s CJ Stroud and Tennessee QB’s Hendon Hooker the big betting favorites in Las Vegas, and North Carolina’s Drake Maye and USC’s Caleb Williams posting more impressive stats.

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But Bennett leads the nation’s No. 1 team, and there’s value in that, even if his passing TDs and passing efficiency might pale in comparison.

SEC legend and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow told DawgNation ahead of the Bulldogs’ 27-13 win over then-No. 1 Tennessee that Bennett shouldn’t be counted out of the Heisman Trophy race.

“It’s far from over for Stetson,” said Tebow. “You’ve been doing so much of this lately, and it’s generating hype.”

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Bennett and the Bulldogs play in a nationally televised CBS game at 3:30 p.m. in Kentucky before finishing the regular season with Georgia Tech in a midday ESPN game.

“Honestly, I’m really surprised he didn’t have a lot of Heisman enthusiasm,” White said. β€œHe plays at this level. He doesn’t get enough credit for his attacking prowess, his ability to spread all over the field, his ability to create with his legs.

“He knows where to go with the ball. He’s really in charge back there. He reads right. He plays as well as anyone else.”

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Bennett’s last chance to impress comes in the SEC Championship Game on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. against LSU at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Sure, this is where Alabama quarterback Bryce Young clinched the Heisman Trophy last year, with 4 touchdowns on 421 yards passing and 40 yards rushing against a Georgia defense that boasted five NFL first-round draft picks.

Here’s a look at how Bennett statistically performs among ESPN’s top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates:

(National rank in brackets)

efficiency passed

(1) CJ Stroud, 188.16

(2) Hendon Hooker, 181.81

(3) Drake Maye, 178.89

(8) Caleb Williams, 166.42

(26) Stetson Bennett, 152.70

Past farms

(3) Drake Maye, 3,412

(10) Caleb Williams, 3,010

(13) Stetson Bennett, 2,895

(14) Hendon Hooker, 2,888

(18) CJ Stroud, 2,750

Touchdowns happen

(T-1) CJ Stroud, 34

(T-1) Drake Maye, 34

(T-3) Kaleb Williams, 31

(T-14) Hendon Hooker, 24

(T-58) Stetson Bennett, 14

Total insult

(1) Drake Maye, 399.6 years old

(T-7) Kaleb Williams, 329.3

(T-7) Hendon Hooker, 329.3

(18) Stetson Bennett, 303.9

(29) CJ Stroud, 283.3

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