After losing former starter Jake Fromm to the National Football League draft, the Bulldogs added former Wake Forest starter Jamie Newman in January. The former Trojans signal-caller will need to obtain a waiver from the NCAA to play for Georgia in the 2020 season. At the start of 2019, Daniels tore his ACL in the season-opener, giving way for freshman Kedan Slovis to step in.
Mason took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Daniels' film, writing "the more tape I watch of him the more impressed I become".
Player's Union Will Propose a Longer Season and Full Prorated Salaries
However, team owners are said to be against this idea, believing it will only lead to more financial problems down the road. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10m or more, not including shares of signing bonuses.
Daniels was a former 5-star quarterback in 2018 recruiting cycle, ranked only behind Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. He brings Power 5 experience to Georgia, after playing his true freshman season as the starter for a 5-7 USC squad. He threw for 2,887 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while completing 60.7% of his passes in 12 starts over two seasons at USC.
Daniels entered the transfer-portal this off-season and on Thursday, officially announced his next college destination. Wide receivers coach Tee Martin was USC's passing game coordinator in 2018, and former USC wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. transferred to UT in January.