Jacob Eason‘s college career has officially come to a close, as the Washington quarterback announced that he would be forgoing his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Eason posted a lengthy note via his Twitter account with the news. And in the announcement, he took some time to thank the University of Georgia.
“Thank you to everyone at the University of Georgia who gave a kid from Washington a chance,” Eason said. “To all of my teammates, the bonds and memories we’ve created are something I will cherish forever. You inspire me to be my best.”
Thank you Husky nation! pic.twitter.com/apDKvh8d5s
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) December 26, 2019
Eason signed with Georgia as a 5-star quarterback recruit in the 2016 class, Kirby Smart’s first at Georgia. He started 12 games for the Bulldogs that year and played in all 13. As a freshman, he threw for 16 touchdowns to 8 interceptions while completing 55 percent of his passes.
Eason was injured in the first game of his sophomore season against Appalachian State. Then freshman Jake Fromm took over and never relinquished the job, as the Bulldogs went on to win the SEC and appear in the national championship game with Fromm starting. Following the conclusion of the 2017 season, Eason announced he would be transferring back home to Washington, which was where he shined as a high schooler in Lake Stevens, Wa.
Eason sat out the 2018 season before leading the Huskies to an 8-5 mark this year. He completed 64 percent of his passes while tossing for 23 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions.
Given his physical tools, Eason is expected to be an interesting quarterback option at the next level, with Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller expecting him to be a top 50 pick.
Fromm also has a decision to make regarding his NFL future, but that will be made after the Bulldogs play in the Sugar Bowl against Baylor. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft is Jan. 20. Georgia offensive tackles Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson have already done so.
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