Would you like to receive DawgNation news alerts? Excellent! News alerts will be displayed in your browser.
AP Photo
Former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm made the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster on Saturday.

Former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm makes Buffalo Bills 53-man roster

ATHENS — Former Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm made the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster on Saturday

There had been some speculation that Fromm, the No. 167 overall pick in the fifth round, might be among the players that would be cut.

RELATED: Mixed decisions on rookie Jake Fromm in Buffalo

The former Georgia quarterback got off to an awkward start with teammates after a much-publicized racially insensitive text message to a friend a year before surfaced.

Fromm has a four-year contract with Buffalo worth $3.597 million including a $685,740 signing bonus, per spotrac.

RELATED: Jake Fromm puts faith in Georgia football decision 

The Bills caught some off guard when they selected Fromm in the 2020 NFL Draft, their quarterback situation appearing stable with 2018 first-round pick Josh Allen under center.

But Bills general manager Brandon Beane texted ESPN insider Chris Mortensen that Fromm was “too good to pass up,” and Buffalo made the pick.

“He wasn’t planning to draft Jake Fromm, but he was on the board and thought he was too good to pass up,” Mortensen reported on ESPN. “Even though his physical attributes don’t fit with that Buffalo climate, they are happy to have a guy like that in their quarterback room.”

Former NFL scout and current Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy had predicted Fromm would adjust to the league, having played in a pro style offense at Georgia.

“The more Jake Fromm tape we watch the more we like him,” Nagy said on his Twitter account. “He’s got more arm talent than we’ve given him credit for in the past.

“Thought he was making a mistake leaving early but he’s not. After 42 SEC starts he’s more than ready.”

ESPN analyst Todd McShay agreed.

“I think if he’s put in the right situation… I think he has the chance to be a solid, to good starter. He was one of if not the most impressive players I met with all season long, in terms of how hard he works and his knowledge of the game. So you are getting that but if you are worried about physical limitations, he’s not for you.”



Fromm, no doubt, has been under pressure before.

Fromm has played 41 of 43 games with his Georgia team in contention for a national championship.

Georgia was 36-7 during Fromm’s three years under center — 35-7 in the games he started — winning the SEC East Division each year.

Fromm also led the Bulldogs to an SEC Championship (2017) along with wins in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.

The Bulldogs went 3-0 against Tennessee, 3-0 against Georgia Tech, 3-0 against Florida and 3-1 against Auburn with Fromm.

Georgia football rookies in NFL

Watch hilarious Isaiah Wilson ‘sleeping panda’ video

Georgia football 2020 NFL Draft and free agent signings

Former Georgia receiver Lawrence Cager taking off with N.Y. Jets

Fan-favorite Michael Barnett signed and working with Patriots

D’Andre Swift banged up in Detroit, Lions must be careful 

Georgia football lineman Solomon Kindley proving fourth-round steal

WATCH: Hilarious Isaiah Wilson girlfriend moment highlights draft

Georgia football veterans in NFL

Nick Chubb takes unnecessary head shot from former Alabama LB

NFL Top 100: Was Nick Chubb ranked too low?

Mecole Hardman takes on NFL speed demon Tyreek Hill

Sony Michel primed for next comeback with Patriots

How Sony Michel got redemption in the Super Bowl

Matthew Stafford family dealing with another “nightmare” amid COVID-19

WATCH: Fran Tarkenton calls out Falcons for not drafting UGA players

We have a new way to comment on our DawgNation stories. To do so, you must be a registered user on the DawgNation forum. If you haven’t registered, please go to the Forum homepage on DawgNation and look for “register” on the right side.