The Jamie Newman hype all offseason was always a bit befuddling. He’d been mentioned as Heisman Trophy favorite, a possible first-round pick and one of the main reasons Georgia was set to possibly contend for a national title.
Now, he won’t be playing a down for the Georgia Bulldogs, as the quarterback announced on Wednesday that he’ll be opting out of the 2020 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
“With much prayer and discussion with my family, I would like to announce that due to the uncertainties of this year amid a global pandemic I will officially opt-out of this football season to prepare for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft,” Newman said of his decision.
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