With a questionable quarterback room, who will be the starter for Georgia Tech to begin their 2022 campaign?
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will have a lot of questions to answer as their spring and summer practices happen. One of the biggest questions, if not the biggest question that a lot of fans want to be answered is, who is going to be the starting quarterback for Georgia Tech in 2022?
In 2022, Georgia Tech was not a pass-heavy offense. Their leading passer was Sophomore Jeff Sims who ended the year with only 1,468 yards through the air and 12 passing touchdowns to his seven interceptions. There is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to Sims but not all of it is completely on him.
Georgia Tech did not have the best wide-receiver room last season and did not have a lot of guys who could go up and make a play for Sims. For example, Georgia Techs’ lead receiver last season was Malachi Carter, who had only 489 yards on 37 receptions and two touchdowns. So QB play was not the greatest but not all of it completely falls on Sims.
Who is Jeff Sims biggest competition this offseason to take the starting role from him in 2022?
When you look at the roster no name pops out as someone who could compete with Sims for the starting role. But there is one incoming player that I think will kind of start a fire under Sims to get him to push himself to that extra step he needs to take in 2022. That incoming player is: Zach Pyron.
With that being said, do I think that Pyron is going to take the starting role away from Sims? No, I don’t. Especially because of the situation with coach Geoff Collins, I do not see him turning to an incoming Freshman to lead his team and help him start winning so that he can keep his job after the season. But I do think having a talented Freshman like Pyron will give Georgia Tech a stronger QB room and push Sims to work harder and solidify Georgia Tech as his team.
I still think Sims has a decently high ceiling but I think poor coaching and not a super strong wide-receiving core is a big reason as to why he is not putting up eye-popping numbers. The former four-star and top 225 national ranked prospect have a lot more potential than what he has shown and, I think next season we will see more of that potential.
Though if he does not take his game to the next level or show any decent signs of improvement, I think Georgia Tech is still in good hands with Zach Pyron.
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