15 July 2024

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia junior quarterback Carson Beck has announced he plans to return for the 2024 season instead of entering the NFL draft.

Georgia announced Beck’s decision on social media. The fourth-year junior will lead the No. 6 Bulldogs against No. 4 Florida State (No. 5 CFP) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.

“My friends and family have helped put me in a situation to have options for my future,” Beck said in Georgia’s social media post. “However, the NFL can wait one more year. I am returning to UGA for my senior season.

 

“We need everyone’s support in Miami to close this season out the right

Beck was considered a possible candidate to be drafted in the first or second round after he completed 72.4% of his passes for 3,738 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions.

 

Georgia’s 27-24 loss to No. 8 Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Dec. 2 ended the Bulldogs’ 29-game winning streak. Beck completed 21 of 29 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the loss.

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