2. Throws do have accuracy and power
Say whatever else you want about Jarrett Guarantano, but he still has that big arm, and his throws are accurate. the only question anybody has about him is whether or not he makes the right decision and how timely he can make it. But when he does make it, he usually makes a great throw to complement that decision.
Skeptics will point to that pass against the BYU Cougars in which Guarantano overthrew Josh Palmer. But Palmer was either held or tangled up, depending on what you want to say happened. Anyway, that slowed his getting to where the ball would land after Guarantano already threw it, so you can’t blame him for that.
Meanwhile, we have seen enough evidence of Guarantano throwing perfect spirals in the air and getting them to the right guys. Even that dropped touchdown by Jauan Jennings, although thrown late, was indeed thrown right on the money. You can’t ask for much more than that, and quarterbacks with big arms are the type of players Chaney loves to work with.
As a result, Tennessee football is fortunate to have Guarantano’s arm. If he can improve on his decision-making, and there’s no reason to believe he can’t given what we brought up on the previous slide, then he could easily become an elite SEC quarterback. That is why we are still calling for people to have faith in him. He has shown what he can do when he throws the ball.