Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm’s emergence as the team’s starter led to Jacob Eason’s decision to transfer from the program, but Fromm still has tons of respect for his former teammate.
Eason, who was granted his release from the Bulldogs, reportedly visited Washington on Sunday. The Lake Stevens, Wash., native has been speculated to join a program on the West Coast since Georgia lost to Alabama in the National Championship Game earlier this month.
On Sunday night, Fromm took a moment to show his regards for Eason.
— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) January 29, 2018
Eason opened the season as the team’s starter at quarterback, but a left knee injury opened the door for Fromm, who started the final 14 games of the season even when Eason was healthy enough to return.
Two years ago, Eason chose Georgia over Washington as the No. 5 player in the Class of 2016. Last season, he started 12 of 13 games as a freshman before winning the offseason battle with Fromm to be the starter for Week 1 against Appalachian State.
However, Fromm’s ascension and the signing of 5-star quarterback Justin Fields left Eason in a tough position.
Washington opens the 2018 season against Auburn in Atlanta, but Eason would have to sit out a year because of NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.