Jacob Eason announces departure from UGA

Kristopher Drake
January 13, 2018

He arrived at Georgia two years ago as a 5-star recruit, the team's most heralded quarterback recruit in years, and started all but one game as a freshman in 2016.

It was reported by the Seattle Times shortly after UGA lost in the National Championship that true sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason was transferring to Washington.

Eason then started the 2017 opener against Appalachian State, but he suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of the game. Jake Browning will enter his senior season as the incumbent, and the job should be his to lose - it's hard to take a starting position away from the UW all-time leader in passing touchdowns - but the picture behind Browning was murky even before Eason made his move.

"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years", Eason said in his Tweet.

As a true freshman starter in 2016, he threw for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions.

In my opinion, Eason is a better overall player than Browning although both could be solid pros.

Leaving University of Georgia would make a lot of sense for Eason.

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

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". Fields, the No. 2 prospect in America, is also from The Peach State. So Eason should have an opportunity to compete for the Huskies' starting job when first eligible.

Eason played in six games this season, going 4-of-7 for 28 yards. Fromm took over and led the Bulldogs to the SEC championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff semifinals, where they beat Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl to advance to the finals.

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