Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jamie Newman announced on Wednesday that he is opting out of the 2020 season due to Covid-19 concerns.
ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay has Newman ranked sixth in his latest positional rankings. Newman will now get ready for the 2021 NFL draft. He didn’t play a game for Georgia after transferring from Wake Forest.
“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 on Twitter. “I would like to thank coach Smart for extending the opportunity for me to be a part of the University of Georgia football program. Although my time has been short, I’ve build some great relationships and I’ve had a chance to continue my development.”
— Jamie Newman (@jlmn12_) September 2, 2020
Newman started 16 games for Wake Forest in the last two years. Last year he threw for 2,868 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also had 574 rushing yards and six more scores.
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