Fresh off his Georgia team dropping a heartbreaker to Alabama in the National Championship Game, former Bulldogs starting quarterback Jacob Eason is reportedly transferring to Washington. Eason's development into a premier quarterback was stalled this season, though, when he was beaten out for the Bulldogs' starting spot under center after an injury by freshman Jake Fromm, another highly touted recruit.
With Fromm likely entrenched as Georgia's starter for at least two more years, Eason is strongly considering a transfer close to home.
Sophomore Jacob Eason, who was Georgia's starting quarterback when the 2017 season began, is expected to transfer to Washington, the Seattle Times reported Tuesday.
The 6-foot-5, 236-pound Eason was a five-star prospect and the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2016 signing class, according to 247 Sports composite rankings. 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.More news: Panthers fire OC Mike Shula and QB coach Ken Dorsey
He said he has not had discussions with the Washington staff about his future. "Right now, I'm just spending time with this team ... and we'll go from there".
Eason went to high school in Lake Stevens, Wash. which is 45 minutes from UW.
Eason - the 2015 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year - was the Bulldogs' starter as a freshman during the 2016 season, throwing for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning is coming off another stellar season, but didn't play well enough in 2017 to cement himself as an early round NFL Draft pick.