Joe Milton III is returning for his 6th and also last year of qualification in 2023. Milton rested behind Hendon Hooker at Tennessee for most of the last 2 years, yet there was a time Milton led Hooker on the deepness graph.
Going into the 2021 period, Milton was called starter over Hooker. Nevertheless, Milton had a hard time in the period opener and also in the initial fifty percent versus Pittsburgh in Week 2 up until he obtained hurt. Hooker thrilled sufficient in a close Week 2 loss versus Pitt and also a Week 3 blowout sway Tennessee Technology to win the beginning work over Milton, also when Milton returned from injury.
The remainder is background. Hooker inevitably led the Vols to a winning period in year one under Josh Heupel in 2021 and after that went 9-2 in 2022. Hooker was a Heisman front jogger for most of this previous period up until losses to Georgia and also South Carolina, and also a torn ACL versus the last, hindered those hopes. Milton began Tennessee’s last normal period video game versus Vanderbilt and also the Orange Dish versus Clemson. Milton went 2-0 in those competitions as the Vols outscored both groups 87-14– a wonderful end to the period for Tennessee after a horrible November evening in Columbia.
Milton was a large reason Tennessee had the ability to finish the period on a high note, tossing for 298 lawns, 4 goals and also no interceptions in his set of begins.
Milton’s success likely came as a shock to lots of taking into consideration the 2nd year Vol’s battles in 2021. However the previous Michigan Wolverine revealed substantial enhancement from year one to year 2 finding out the Josh Heupel system, and also the 6′ 5 ″, 245-pound gunslinger verified in the Orange Dish he has the capability to completely lead the Volunteers.
With that said being claimed, allow’s have a look at the numbers Milton set up in 2022 and also exactly how they contrast to his poor 2021 numbers.
Begins ( 2 ): 30-49, 398 lawns, 4 TD, 0 INT, 8.1 yds per effort
-60.15 avg. conclusion portion throughout 2 begins.
-77.85 avg. QBR throughout 2 begins.
Various other looks ( 5; done in 4Q w/ video game out of control): 23-32, 573 lawns, 6 TD, 0 INT, 17.9 yds per effort
-75.2 avg. conclusion portion throughout 5 looks.
-96.86 avg. QBR throughout 5 looks.
OVERALL: 53-82, 971 lawns, 10 TD, 0 INT, 11.8 yds per effort, 64.6 compensation. %, 83.8 QBR
* NOT CONSISTED OF: Milton’s only pass effort vs. Alabama (Hailstorm Mary at end of initial fifty percent) *
4 (done in Orange Dish vs. Clemson)
Begins (2) * hurt in 2nd begin: 18-35, 189 lawns, 1 TD, 0 INT, 5.4 lawns per effort
-53.05 avg. conclusion portion throughout 2 begins.
-61.3 avg. QBR throughout 2 begins.
Various other looks (6; done in 4Q w/ video game out of control): 14-27, 186 lawns, 1 TD, 0 INT, 6.9 lawns per effort
-51.6 avg. conclusion portion
-64.2 avg. QBR
OVERALL: 32-62, 375 lawns, 2 TD, 0 INT, 6 lawns per effort, 51.6 compensation. %, 60.6 QBR
7 (5 in begins)
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Begins (2 ): 11 efforts, 5 lawns, 0 TD, 0.5 lawns per lug
Various other looks (5; done in 4Q w/ video game out of control): 7 efforts, 72 lawns, 0 TD, 10.3 lawns per lug
OVERALL: 18 efforts, 77 lawns, 0 TD, 4.3 lawns per lug
Begins (2) * hurt in 2nd begin: 19 efforts, 98 lawns, 2 TD, 6.95 lawns per lug, 2 fumbles shed
Various other looks (6; done in 4Q w/ video game out of control): 9 efforts, 31 lawns, 0 TD, 3.75 lawns per lug, 1 fumble shed
OVERALL: 28 efforts, 129 lawns, 2 TD, 4.6 lawns per lug
Among the greatest differences in between both periods is Milton’s performance and also lawns per effort. In year 2 at Tennessee, Milton was plainly much more comfy with the system and also made far better tosses. Many times in 2021, Milton toppled receivers that left every Vol follower scraping their head. That really did not occur near as much in 2022.
In addition, the sack number leaps out. Milton was sacked 5 times in 6 quarters to begin 2021. Several of that got on Milton, yet a lot of it got on the offending line. Glenn Elarbee’s system was an unrecognized hero for the Vols’ success in 2022. Provided, Milton was sacked 4 times versus Clemson, yet the Tigers’ protection is probably the very best Tennessee has actually dealt with not called Georgia in the previous 2 periods.
Milton has actually not tossed an interception as a Vol, yet he did shed 2 fumbles in his initial 2 begins in 2021. In 2022, Milton played as tidy as can be, devoting no turn overs.
Beyond a handful of tosses, Milton passed the eye examination in 2022 after stopping working in 2021. His efficiency in Tennessee’s Orange Dish win is a clear sign that he can leading the Vols’ infraction relocating right into 2023.