Former 5-star recruit Jacob Eason will no longer be suiting up for the Georgia Bulldogs. Eason, who was essentially Wally Pipp’d by Jake Fromm in 2017, announced Friday that he intends to transfer from the UGA 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
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise at all. The Lake Stevens, Washington native would have had to deal with both Fromm and heralded dual-threat Justin Fields next offseason if he wanted to compete for the starting job. A crowded depth chart, and the fact that UGA kept rolling with Fromm even without Eason under center, kind of left the writing on the proverbial wall.
In his freshman season, Eason threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also completed 55.1 percent of his 370 pass attempts, with a Y/A of 6.57. He only took seven pass attempts in 2017 in the season opener against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. It was on that night that Eason hurt himself, giving way to Fromm stepping into the fold.
There will likely be quite a few suitors that line up for Eason’s services. One in particular could be the Miami Hurricanes. Mark Richt, of course, recruited Eason prior to his departure from UGA. In addition, the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars could be in the mix. Solely out of location, of course, as he is a native of The Apple State.
Godspeed, Jacob Eason. And best of luck wherever you turn up again.