Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason is reportedly planning to transfer to the Washington Huskies after falling behind Jake Fromm on the UGA depth chart. 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. Only 20 years old, he would be required by the NCAA to sit out the 2018 season before making an impact for the University of Washington.
"Thank you UGA for an incredible two years", Eason said in his Tweet. He was immediately replaced under center by freshman Jake Fromm, who came so close to leading the Bulldogs to their first national title in almost four decades.
In my opinion, Eason is a better overall player than Browning although both could be solid pros.
The two coaches who recruited Eason - Mike Bobo and Mark Richt - are no longer at Georgia.
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Georgia's 2018 class, which is ranked No. 1 by Rivals, has another five-star passer in Justin Fields. So Eason should have an opportunity to compete for the Huskies' starting job when first eligible.
While nothing has been confirmed, there are reports that Eason could be set for a move home. 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". A dual-threat quarterback, Fields announced he plans to enroll at Georgia this winter, allowing him to participate in spring football. He completed 69.5 percent of his passes and averaged almost 276 yards per game.
A year later, he threw for 2,829 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 68.6 percent of his passes.
That had been the outcome widely anticipated after the Bulldogs' 2016 starting quarterback did not return to that role after sustaining a sprained knee ligament after starting the opener this season.