There’s Hope For Jarrett Guarantano In 2020

Jarrett Guarantano had one of the most up and down seasons I’ve witnessed in recent history. At the beginning of the year it looked like he was in way over his head. Through the first 5 games (1-4), Guarantano was 61/98 for 750 yards with 7 TDs and 4 INTs. By the end of the year, he displayed at least some consistency and was a big part of a couple Vol wins. Through the last last 6 regular season games (5-1), JG was 67/111 for 1,067 yards with 7 TDs and only 1 INT. While the numbers weren’t eye-popping, he was a different QB.

Related Article: Tennessee Fans Should Be Thankful for Guarantano

Despite his improvements, some Vols fans were certain he would take a back seat to 4-star 2020 QB Harrison Bailey.

Related Article: The Vols’ New QB Has A Rocket

Related Article: Tennessee Has A Serious QB Coming In 2020

Fortunately for JG, head coach Jeremy Pruitt is not as biased as some fans. Pruitt spoke on the QB battle with 247 Sports earlier this month.

“We’ve got good competition,” Pruitt said, “because we’ve got to figure out who our first quarterback is, who our second quarterback is, who our third quarterback is, and they’ll get a chance to do that throughout the spring. I think that’s every position, right? In this business, you’re only as good as your last game, whether you’re a coach, whether you’re a player. There always needs to be competition so everybody will be at their best.”

What I get from this is that Pruitt believes its a level playing field. It doesn’t look like he Guarantano’s past (good or bad) will hold much much weight.

Do I think JG is a lock for the starter? Absolutely not. However, given his “clean slate” and experience, he has a leg up on Bailey. Especially considering Bailey is losing valuable practice time with the shut down. So, there is hope for Jarret Guarantano.

For more on the Vols and all things CFB, check out our website and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: