Georgia football honors Stetson Bennett in his return to Athens

The Georgia Bulldogs honored former star quarterback Stetson Bennett during the Ole Miss Rebels. Bennett appeared on the Sanford Stadium video board and received a significant amount of applause from a rowdy Georgia crowd.

Georgia recognized Bennett for winning the Burlsworth Trophy in 2022, which is awarded to the nation’s top walk-on. Bennett is a fan favorite for winning back-to-back national championships during his final two seasons at the University of Georgia.

It was good to see Bennett make a public appearance. The Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback has been absent from the Rams since being being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Sept. 13.

Bennett, who was expected to be Los Angeles’ backup quarterback this year, is missing a golden opportunity to earn playing time and valuable experience because Rams’ starting quarterback Matthew Stafford has missed significant action with a thumb injury.

The 2023 fourth-round NFL draft pick does not have a defined return to the Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay shared an update on Bennett’s status a few weeks ago.

He’s doing well. I would say there’s really no updates in regard to him returning back with us. I’m not ready to say that he won’t be back with us at all this year, but it’s probably less likely than it is likely he would be.

Bennett will always be a legend in Georgia football circles for his epic performances in the College Football Playoff.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire