Jacob Eason continues trend of top 2016 quarterbacks transferring

Jacob Eason continues trend of top 2016 quarterbacks transferring

Kerry Wise
January 14, 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.

Eason, from Lake Stevens, Wash., played behind freshman Jake Fromm this season after suffering a knee injury in Georgia's season opener against Appalachian State. When Jake Fromm arrived, the two became friends as well as competitors and by all accounts, Eason won the starting job out of camp.

Huskies coach Chris Petersen and his staff signed two four-star quarterbacks in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff for the 2018 season. He'll sit out a year for transferring, per NCAA rules, and then have one season of eligibility remaining. That forces Eason to transfer in order to find playing time. 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".

BREAKING: Georgia QB Jacob Eason Is Expected To Transfer To Washington

Eason is expected to transfer to the University of Washington, near where he went to high school. He would be the overwhelming favorite to succeed Jake Browning as the Huskies' starting QB in 2019.

Shea Patterson and Jacob Eason were two very hyped quarterback prospects in the 2016 recruiting cycle. Secondly, Washington is home to Eason. Patterson doesn't know yet if he'll be eligible for the 20118 season, and even if he is, he'll have to compete with Brandon Peters, a 4-star quarterback in that same 2016 class, and 2017 4-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey.

In his first year at Georgia, (per ESPN) Eason threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. "Ultimately I'll get better in that regard. I'm going to do whatever for this team, this program and do anything I can to help them out".

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