Georgia QB Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington, report says

Geneva Matthews
January 14, 2018

Word spread like wildfire Tuesday afternoon, with various sports media sources reporting that Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason has made a decision regarding his future; and all sources point to Seattle.

What was long expected is now official: Jacob Eason, the starting quarterback when this Georgia football season began, is leaving the program.

Jake Fromm and Justin Fields will now battle for who will lead the Bulldogs offense between the hedges next season as they try and bounce back from a runner-up finish in the national championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide. An SEC title and a spot in the College Football Playoff later, Fromm looks entrenched as the Bulldogs' starting quarterback for at least the next couple years.

Huskies coach Chris Petersen and his staff signed two four-star quarterbacks in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff for the 2018 season.

The 6-foot-5 sophomore, would have to sit out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Eason has yet to make a transfer destination known at this time.

Eason announced his decision Friday on Twitter, thanking the Bulldogs for "an incredible two years".

On the other side, Washington's starting quarterback is Jake Browning, who would be a senior next year. Secondly, Washington is home to Eason.

This season, he wound up playing in only two more games after the opener, both in mop-up roles with Fromm firmly entrenched as the starter.

In his career at Georgia, Eason completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns. He handled the 2017 season with a on of class. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, he really bonded with Fromm and worked hard to help him prepare for the games. I did the best thing I thought I could do: be there for Jake.

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