The first half of Saturday's game against Missouri did not go well for Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett or the rest of his team. Oct 1, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) is sacked by Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat (18) during the first half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

While NFL experts are drooling over Bryce Young and CJ Stroud, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett has been turning heads recently.

Bennett, who has won back-to-back national championships, was projected to be a 6th-round draft choice if he was drafted at all.

But Bennett has impressed several NFL scouts and his stock apparently has gone up despite the fact that his stock had gone done after his arrest a few months ago for public intoxication.

His workouts and interviews have garnered interest from several NFL teams, now the question is can he a starter?

Bennett’s stats are as impressive as Stroud and Young, however, Bennett’s leadership and championship pedigree might be the one thing he has over the other two.

You may even compare his game to Jimmy Gaoppolo.

Gaoppolo doesn’t put up great stats like Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers, however, he is a winner. He has taken his team to the Super Bowl and to the NFC Championship Game twice.

Winning means a lot in the NFL and that might be to Bennett’s advantage. He also comes up big in huge games. He was very impressive in the National Championship game against TCU and one more thing he has over Young and Stroud: he’s beaten them both.

So don’t be surprised if Stetson Bennett ends up starting in the NFL.

{Tom Pelissero}

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.