Auburn football: Adding J.T. Daniels would further overcrowd QB room

Since the end of the 2021 regular season, Auburn football has actually added to the number of possible starting QBs for 2022.

Despite losing starter Bo Nix to the transfer portal to the Oregon Ducks, Bryan Harsin and co. have brought on two signal-callers capable of grabbing the brass ring and being named QB1 ahead of the 2022 season.

Zach Calzada’s commitment was soon followed by Robby Ashford’s, and all of a sudden, the Tigers now have a total of five QBs vying for the starting spot.

Adding another at this point in the offseason would simply be overkill, which is why it is unlikely the recent transfer portal entry of Georgia QB JT Daniels will have much of a ripple effect here on the Plains.

Adding J.T. Daniels would further overcrowd the Auburn football QB room

Daniels more than likely left UGA because he knew a chance to start wouldn’t be available given the recently announced return of Stetson Bennett. Despite Daniels being the starter for the 2021 Peach Bowl following an ACL tear in 2020, Bennett won the starting job this past season and of course led the Dawgs to the promise land: their first national championship since 1980.

That will have Bennett not only paying for exactly zero beers for the rest of his life in the state of Georgia, but it also secures his starting spot for next season.

Daniels did right by himself to transfer as a grad student with immediate eligibility, but Auburn isn’t the most logical landing spot by any stretch. West Virginia, Mizzou, and Washington are all potential landing spots for the California kid.

As for the Tigers, it’s a wide open race, but one of the five current options is more than likely the choice moving forward. Don’t expect another transfer arm from the portal this offseason.