The Georgia Tech football program’s competition to replace quarterback Justin Thomas just got a little bit more interesting.
This week, the Yellow Jackets announced Matthew Jordan, who was the front-runner to replace Thomas under center this season, will miss the remainder of spring practice after suffering a foot injury.
Jordan reportedly suffered the non-contact injury during a scrimmage over the weekend.
With Jordan now set to miss the remainder of the spring, that opens the door for the other signal-callers competing with the junior for the starting job. Those players are junior TaQuon Marshall, along with redshirt freshmen Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones.
“It’s unfortunate that Matthew will miss the rest of the spring but we’re looking forward to getting him back and competing for the starting position as soon as possible,” head coach Paul Johnson said in a statement.
Jordan has thrown for 205 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during his two years with the Yellow Jackets, while adding an additional eight touchdowns on the ground.
Jordan is undoubtedly the most experienced quarterback vying for the job, so we’ll have to see just how big of a lead he had in the competition when he is able to return to the field.
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