Jake Fromm may be a true freshman trying to make his way in the SEC, but he has earned the respect of at least one prominent quarterback who has been through it before himself.
Former Florida QB Jesse Palmer, the former Steve Spurrier QB turned reality television star turned ESPN analyst, couldn’t say enough kind things about Fromm after the first half of the Mississippi State game on Saturday evening.
With Georgia leading 14-3 at the half, the ESPN studio crew that includes former Ohio State WR Joey Galloway and Palmer address the topic of Fromm’s play early in his career.
“Jake Fromm looks really good, doesn’t he?” Palmer said during ESPN’s halftime analysis of the Georgia-Mississippi State game. “And a true freshman. It’s remarkable. He gets better every game we see him play. He’s accurate and I love the fact that he’s aggressive. He takes shots down the field, and if it’s not there, he throws it away. Fundamentally, to me, he looks a lot like Aaron Murray when he throws the ball. He also wears No. 11, so they do look similar, but they’re very smooth [with their delivery].
“[Fromm] has a very good rapport going on right now with [Terry] Godwin outside and Javon Wims at receiver, and receiver was a huge problem for this offense a year ago. I never thought Jake Fromm would look this good this early. He’s been dynamite.”
Strong words from a former SEC quarterback.
Fromm was a perfect 8 for 8 with 160 passing yards through the first half of the contest.
It will be interesting to see what happens once sophomore QB Jacob Eason returns to full health from an early season knee injury, as there may be quite the quarterback controversy in Athens.