UGA quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

Katrina Barker
January 13, 2018

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.

Jacob Eason started the 2017 season as Georgia's starting quarterback, but a knee injury in the season opener opened the door for true freshman Jacob Fromm. He was replaced by Jake Fromm, who went on to claim the starting job for good and lead the Bulldogs to the national championship game. He'd possess two years of eligibility after sitting out the 2018 college football season based on NCAA transfer rules.

A native of Lake Stevens, Washington, it comes as no surprise that the talented quarterback would consider returning to his home state.

"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years", Eason wrote on Twitter.

A knee sprain forced Eason to the sidelines for the Notre Dame game this season, where freshman Jake Fromm took the helm and never looked back.

Other factors likely played a role in Eason's departure.

Eason was recruited heavily by UW but had made an oral commitment to Georgia well before signing day. Incoming five-star recruit Justin Fields will add more competition to Georgia's quarterback situation. 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". Secondly, Washington is home to Eason.

The Huskies also have two other young quarterbacks, Jake Haener and Daniel Bridge-Gadd, now on the roster, and they have four-star QB Dylan Morris out of Graham-Kapowsin High committed in their 2019 recruiting class. So Eason should have an opportunity to compete for the Huskies' starting job when first eligible.

A year later, he threw for 2,829 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 68.6 percent of his passes. He completed 69.5 percent of his passes and averaged almost 276 yards per game.

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