Georgia's Stetson Bennett Non-Committal On His Future With The Bulldogs

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Ernesto Cova

Well, they've finally done it. For the first time since 1980, the Georgia Bulldogs are National Champions after taking down the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoffs.

Kirby Smart's team was huge in the second half and got back at the very same team that knocked them down in the SEC Championship game.

And even though their defense was stellar as per usual, QB Stetson Bennett silenced his critics by having perhaps the best performance of his brief career.

Stetson Bennett Weighs In On His Future

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Unfortunately, that might as well be his final game donning the Georgia uniform, as he weighed in on his future with his final year of eligibility just around the corner:

“I’m here to play football for the University of Georgia,” Bennett said, per Sports Illustrated. “Once that’s over, whatever my interest will be—which is hard, when you’re playing college football, because you don’t get the internships. You don’t get all that stuff. You don’t get the time off that other students get. But once that is over with—I’m majoring in economics, I’d like to go to law school."

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Bennett Doesn't Know Where He'll Play Next Season

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Bennett seemed non-committal when talking about his future with the program, even hinting at the possibility of entering the transfer portal:

“But for the next year, I’m gonna play football. I’ve got a decent amount of years. Hopefully, I live until at least 80. So, we’ll say 60 years to not play football," Bennett added. "I’m going to play football this year — we’ll see where. We will see if I can trust the decisions made by the staff, and we will see where I’m going to play. But right now I'm enjoying this national championship and the next part, who knows.”

Kirby Smart Reveals What He Told Bennett During Halftime

Bennett took his game up a notch in the second half of the season and helped his team march down the field to take a late lead against Nick Saban's squad:

“I told him we’ve got to settle down,” Smart said, as quoted by Dawg Nation. “We haven’t had probably one drive that we didn’t have negative plays starting on where we started backed up. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot, we’re first and 15, second and 20, you’re not going to have a good football team when you do that. We’ve got to get some things together on offense.”

The Ultimate UnderDawg

Stetson Bennett made it to Georgia as a walk-on QB in 2017 and was questioned throughout his entire career. He was a backup until eventually earning the job in 2019, and even there he was questioned.

He delivered when his team needed him the most, throwing for 224 yards and a couple of touchdowns, and a QBR of 163.1.

He may not be an NFL-caliber QB and he may not even be a part of Kirby Smart's team next season, but Stetson Bennett has crowned himself as the ultimate underdog and has written his name in Georgia Football history forever.

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