With Georgia running away from Tennessee on Saturday, CBS analyst Gary Danielson had to find something to talk about to keep viewers interested.
He settled on the question that has been on many Georgia fans’ minds in recent weeks: With Jake Fromm playing so well and with the Bulldogs undefeated, what is the plan for former starting quarterback Jacob Eason, once he’s fully healthy?
“I wonder what the all-around plan would have been if Eason had been healthy,” Danielson said. “I think Kirby Smart wanted to do what Alabama did to AJ McCarron. Remember in 2009? AJ McCarron redshirted and Greg McElroy won a national championship. [McCarron] was the backup quarterback all year and they had him ready to go. It gave him the space to be a four-year player. Now, Georgia is under pressure. If Eason leaves, there’s only two scholarship quarterbacks on the Georgia roster.”
The prospect of Eason leaving may be a bit premature, but it’s something to keep an eye on if Fromm remains the starter the rest of the season. As a former No. 1 overall recruit, it is unlikely that Eason would be content with being the backup, especially considering he’s a year older than Fromm.
Of course, this is something Georgia probably doesn’t need to worry about for the remainder of this season — it’s unlikely Eason would leave the program prior to the new semester.
Needless to say, this is going to be an interesting storyline to watch.