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, who started for the Bulldogs last season and was the team's starter in Week 1, suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of the team's season opener against Appalachian State. 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.
Eason is from the state of Washington and played his high school football at Lake Stevens, which is about a 40-mile drive to Seattle.
Eason's departure leaves Georgia with two scholarships on roster in Fromm and five-star freshman Justin Fields, an early enrollee. A dual-threat quarterback, Fields announced he plans to enroll at Georgia this winter, allowing him to participate in spring football.
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With Fromm set to start for the next three or four years at Georgia, transfer rumors began to swirl around Eason, many of them pointing back to his hometown school. Good luck out there Jacob, Dawg nation wishes you the best of luck and hopefully we see you in the playoff again one day! Eason would keep Huskies among the top teams in the country.
Give credit to Eason, however, he never issued any frustration with losing his spot or not being played against Auburn in the Dawgs lone regular-season loss in a game where Fromm was mostly ineffective.
A year later, he threw for 2,829 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 68.6 percent of his passes.
He would go to Georgia and in his first season, he guided the Bulldogs to an eight-win campaign.