Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Quarterback Jacob Eason announces plans to transfer from UGA

Quarterback Jacob Eason announces plans to transfer from UGA

Jake Fromm does not look to be relinquishing the Georgia starting quarterback job anytime soon which may prompt a decision from backup QB Jacob Eason. He started the first game of the 2017 season against Appalachian State but got injured on his second drive. After injuring his knee in the season opener this past season, true freshman Jake Fromm took over the Georgia offense, and led it all the way to the College Football Playoff. Under NCAA rules, he would have to sit out next season at another FBS program. He completed 55.1 percent of his throws for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions across 13 games.

In late December, the sophomore quarterback said he tried not to let the coaching staff's decision to go with Fromm impact his outlook.

According to a report from Adam Jude of the Seattle Times, the Lake Stevens native is set to join the Washington Huskies barring a "last-minute change of heart".

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"Going to sit down with my family and figure that out", Eason told the Times after Georgia lost 26-23 in overtime to Alabama.

Eason is expected to transfer to the University of Washington, near where he went to high school. "I learned from it and I think ultimately it was a good year to have under my belt, something that will help me out in the future". Georgia's third quarterback, at least for now, will be walk-on Stetson Bennett, who redshirted this past season while working with the scout team. Jake Browning, the 2016 Pac-12 offensive player of the year, will return to the Huskies for his senior season as the undisputed starting quarterback. But UW signed two premier recruits, Jacob Sirmon (6-4, 227, Bothell) and Colson Yankoff (6-4, 204, Hayden, ID.) during national letter day last month.

Should Eason choose the Huskies, it would give him a year to learn the team's system while providing UW with flexibility.

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