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Justin Fields has played sparingly this season but got a healthy amount of snaps this past weekend against Tennessee.

 
 

The previous four games he has primarily come in for clean up duty and scattered snaps. Look for this to change as Georgia progresses further into the season.

 
 

“He brings the dynamic of being able to run and pass that is very valuable,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “He’s a big physical runner, good passer. He’s a good football player.”

 
 

The obvious and biggest reason why Fields is demanding so much more playing time is the ability to escape the pocket and extend plays with his feet. He had two rushing touchdowns against Tennessee but has not yet had the chance to show off his impressive arm.

 
 

Fields snap count is going to increase as time goes on and you should see him play significant snaps against Vanderbilt this Saturday.

 
 

As of right now Smart is concerned about bringing along each quarterback and helping them grow into the players they need them to be this season.

 
 
“I think the most important thing is that each quarterback is developing and getting better because people forget that Jake Fromm is a sophomore, and he’s played in a lot of football games. He has a lot of experience with the extra games he was able to play last year, but both of these guys are developing and need work, and we get them tons of reps in practice. I think that’s the most important thing- that we grow. And you have to understand that the plan is there is no plan means that we don’t have a plan going into the game. You can’t have a plan, because we don’t know how the game is going to go. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a plan in practice and it doesn’t mean we don’t get certain reps for certain guys. If you sit here and think that we know exactly when Justin (Fields) is going to go in or when Jake (Fromm) is going to go in going into the game or the third series of the fourth snap in the second quarter, the game doesn’t work like that. It just doesn’t work like that. We don’t know how they’re going to play us, what front they’re going to play us in, what pressures they’re going to run. So a lot of that is determined in game, and that’s why we practice.”

 

 

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