As we continue to dream of SEC football, we’ll look at each team and tell you who their best player is. Georgia football is up next, and their best player is as obvious as you might think.
Each SEC football team has at least a few studs. Whether it be their middle linebacker, corner, wide receiver or quarterback, each fan base has those few guys they can point to and say “he’s that dude.” The question becomes, though, who is the best?
That hasn’t always been an easy question to answer for the fans of Georgia football. Under Mark Richt, Georgia football has been home to the likes of Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray, David Greene, David Pollack, Knowshon Moreno, Justin Houston, Todd Gurley and A.J. Green. To say Georgia football produced NFL talent under Mark Richt is an understatement. And although Kirby Smart is now the head coach, the best current player was recruited and developed under his predecessor’s regime.
When Todd Gurley went down for the season with a torn ACL against Auburn in 2014, it appeared like the season was lost for Georgia football. Instead, though, it was a coming out party for a talented freshman. That freshman was Georgia football star Nick Chubb. Chubb responded by averaging 7.6 yards a carry for 652 yards in the last 4 games of the season, including the Auburn game. Chubb was also able to add 7 rushing touchdowns in that stretch.
Georgia football was able to win three of those four games and salvage another 10-win season. But you, you know, 10 wins gets you fired these days. Sorry, I digress.
Nick Chubb was leading the charge for Georgia football again in 2015 before his own season was cut short. Chubb began the Georgia football season right, going for 5 straight 100 yard games to kickoff the season. We’ll never know when that streak would have ended, as he only had one carry for 2 yards against Tennessee. One thing we know for sure, though, is that Georgia football will only go as far as Nick Chubb takes them in 2016.