Starter: Jarrett Guarantano
Backup: JT Shrout, Brian Maurer
Barring any sort of injury or something drastic happening, Jarrett Guarantano will be Tennessee’s starting quarterback this fall.
Guarantano has easily been the most consistent QB for Tennessee this spring, and he has the command of the offense the two younger quarterbacks don’t. Both JT Shrout and Brian Maurer can have some very impressive throws at times, but then they follow that up with some really awful passes. Their inconsistency — which is a product of them being young more than anything else — will keep them from really challenging Guarantano this season.
Old born and bred Volunteer from the 60’s. Some of you guys are so blind. You talk about JG being in command and being consistent. When in his entire career has he been consistent in 21 starts ??? Two anomalies jump out, Kentucky and Auburn and 5 wins against nobodies from no where, 13 losses. But that is past, so the O & W game last Sat. JG looked bad for the first half and got it together in the second. But if you slow the tape, and depend on a whistle, he was sacked for a loss twice when he ran for yardage. He threw some great touch passes and he threw some horrible ones. Yes, he does not turn the ball over and is tough, wow. And that is the main deal. We can stay reserved and conservatively vanilla or give someone new a shot. JG is no manager, cannot adjust, cannot read. But he has had 4 OC’s and that is not his fault. The point I am trying to make to you guys is tell the entire picture. Not some lopsided one. And the two things you accused Shrout and Maurer of, inconsistency and awful throws. That is JG’s description to a T. I want JG in the Vol Hall of Fame one day. but he is so far over his head. We need a manager who can SPREAD the ball to the talent available, JENNINGS, Callaway, Woods-Anderson, etc…..