Jim Donnan considers Jacob Eason to be way out in front of Jake Fromm.
Speaking on The Paul Finebaum Show on Wednesday, the former Georgia coach gave his take on the state of the Bulldogs’ quarterback situation. He said “every quarterback has got to win the job every year,” but he considers Eason to be the heavy favorite going into the fall.
Check out part of what Donnan, who coached the Bulldogs from 1996-2000, said on the show below.
“Every quarterback has got to win the job every year. I mean, that’s part of the deal. It’s not just Jacob’s situation, but I think he’s way ahead in the fact he’s been here for a year. He’s played a lot of SEC games, and he knows the system. Fromm has certainly got an ability. He played in a very tough league [as a high school player] in Georgia. He has a chance to come in here this spring. But I think at this point, it would pretty much be an upset in my opinion if [Eason] gets beaten out, just because he has had so many reps.”
It’s interesting to hear Donnan’s opinion on the situation. And it’s easy to agree with him.
Certainly, Eason has an advantage after throwing for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year as a freshman. Fromm, while talented, is working from behind.
Jim Donnan says Jacob Eason is "way ahead" of Jake Fromm in the UGA QB competition.
"It would be an upset if Eason doesn't get the job" pic.twitter.com/Czj4taFZIh
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