With the new NIL rules in place, Georgia’s junior quarterback JT Daniels has a deal ahead of the 2021 season. According to a report, confirmed by Daniels on social media, the Dawgs quarterback has signed with a sports marketing agency.
Daniels signed with Everett Sports Marketing and is now part of the same company as the former Georgia stars. Nick chubb, Sony Michel, By André Swift, and Jake fromm.
“Happy to collaborate with @ esm.football to guide my NIL strategy in philanthropic and commercial efforts! ”said Daniels.
Everett confirmed the deal on his own.
“We are delighted to welcome UGA quarterback @jtdaniels to the ESM family! Former Football Player of the Year Gatorade is set to build on his strong 2020 campaign in Athens and lead the Bulldogs to a championship. ESM is delighted to help maximize NIL opportunities for some of college football’s biggest stars. “
Daniels has started the final four games of the 2020 UGA season and led the team to four straight wins, including a 24-21 win over No.8 Cincinnati at the Peach Bowl. The California native completed 67.3% of his passes over those four starts for 1,231 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. He averaged 10.3 yards per completion and finished the season as the UGA leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns despite only playing all four games. . Focus on professional football recently highlighted a very impressive statistic for the Irvine, Calif. native.
In those four starts for Daniels at Georgia in 2020, he had a 141.8 passer rating against the blitz, the highest of any quarterback. For Daniels, his next start will be his 17th after making 12 starts at USC in 2018 and 2019. He signed with the Trojans as the country’s No.16 prospect and No.2 pro-style quarterback in Class of 2018 by the industry -generated 247Sports Composite and won the starting position in the first year. After starting 11 of 12 games this season and ending the campaign with 300-yard games against UCLA and Notre Dame, expectations were high for him in 2019, but he suffered a horrible knee in Game 1 of the season. The injury forced him to undergo several surgeries, one in September 2019 and another a few months later.
After Kedon Slovis took over and established a solid understanding of the job, Daniels stepped into the NCAA transfer portal and ultimately chose UGA as his next home. He got immediate NCAA eligibility and moved to Athens in June. In his Georgia debut, Daniels completed 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-24 victory over Mississippi State in a game where UGA struggled to lead the game.
Daniels completed 28 of 41 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in the G-Day spring scrum last month.
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