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

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) attempts a pass during the second half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Jacob Eason, the former Gatorade National Football Player of the Year, announced Friday he is leaving Georgia.

With Fromm at the helm, Georgia fell 26-23 in overtime to Alabama in the national title game.

After starting for Georgia as a freshman, Eason began this season as the No. 1 signal-caller ahead of Fromm. The sophomore gunslinger will have to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations and would have two years eligibility remaining come the start of the 2019 season. But Eason can't be blamed after seeing Fromm's success as a freshman, and he could certainly find a clear opportunity to start elsewhere. The indication is that Eason will transfer to Washington, which is what the Seattle Times reported earlier in the week. Eason told the Seattle Times that he had not yet made a decision, saying "Right now, I'm just spending time with this team. and we'll go from there". "I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home", Eason wrote, singing it with his Twitter handle, Skinnyqb. He threw for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns in his freshman year. After Fromm's breakout performance at Notre Dame and witnessing incredible moments throughout the season, Eason quickly realized his new role. 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. I did what I could to help the team get better and I was there with Jake and with Brice [Ramsey].

Eason was a top recruit in the 2016 class, regarded as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country by 247Sports.

  • Jon Douglas