Jacob Eason started the 2017/2018 season as the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs. Eason went down minutes into the season opener against Appalachian State giving an opportunity to Jake Fromm. Months later, Fromm led Georgia to an overtime National Championship loss to Alabama. As a true Freshman, there isn’t a chance Fromm is letting go of his starting job after a remarkable first year under center. With Eason destined for a backup role, he has decided to transfer from the program.
Thank you UGA for an incredible two years. The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home. -Skinnyqb pic.twitter.com/2vyMVa0UE0
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) January 12, 2018
“Thank you UGA for an incredible two years,” Eason wrote. “The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home. -Skinnyqb”
Eason is rumored to be leaning towards choosing the University of Washington as his new home according to Adam Jude of The Seattle Times. Eason, a former five-star recruit, played his high school football in the State of Washington at Lake Stevens. Eason has proved to be a pretty competent quarterback in his own right. In 2016 as a Freshman for the Bulldogs, Eason threw for 2,340 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. With Eason transferring, he will have to sit out a year. That should work out perfectly as Jake Browning will likely finish up his last season at Washington heading into his senior year in 2018.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has done an incredible job recruiting since arriving in Athens two years ago. Top dual-threat signal caller prospect Justin Fields has already committed to Georgia giving the Dawgs an incredible quarterback room. Fields won the Elite 11 competition over the summer in an event where the top high school quarterbacks compete for a chance to show they’re the best in the country.