While talking to the media at the ACC Kickoff on Friday, Georgia Tech football head coach talked about potential starting quarterback Matthew Jordan.
Earlier this week, the quarterback situation entering the starting of the season, in that piece it was discussed that Matthew Jordan should be the expected starting quarterback against Tennessee but perhaps the race was still wide open. Head coach Paul Johnson helped solve much of the wondering about the situation on Friday afternoon.
While talking to the media on Friday, Johnson told the media that redshirt junior Matthew Jordan should be fully healthy to go by camp and the starting job is his to lose. He also told the media that he expects the Alabama native to start week one against Tennessee.
Prior to discussing Matthew Jordan’s status going into the season he also talked about the quarterback situation which has been the biggest question for the Jackets heading into 2017. When discussing it he told the media, “I have four guys I can call a game for right now”. The praise for the quarterbacks on the team is nothing new for Johnson as during spring ball he told the media that he believed the position was the deepest on the team. After watching the performance of the quarterbacks during the spring game it would be hard to disagree with the three-time ACC Coach of the Year.
Last season, Jordan saw time in eight games including making a start against Virginia Tech. In that start against the Hokies, Jordan showed his potential on the ground rushing for 121-yards on 32-carries. The biggest hit on Jordan’s game right now is his passing game. While he won’t be consistently throwing the ball in the Jackets offense, there will be times when it’s needed. As long as Jordan can become a quality quarterback in the passing game, the Jackets offense should be fine.
That being said, expect Jordan to start against Tennessee but make sure to keep eyes on the development of TaQuon Marshall, Jay Jones, and Lucas Johnson. All three quarterbacks could be called on this season if Jordan goes down with an injury.