Georgia has two young quarterbacks that have shown they’re both capable of running the team’s offense — freshman Jake Fromm and sophomore Jacob Eason.
Eason started the year as the Bulldogs’ starter, but after he was injured in the season opener against Appalachian State, Fromm has been leading the offense.
Even though not both Fromm and Eason can play, Georgia coach Kirby Smart said on The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday that both quarterbacks have been unselfish.
“They’re both mature kids,” Smart said. “They room together on the road games. I think they understand this team dynamic is much more important than them.”
And Smart added that the rest of the offense has confidence in both Fromm and Eason being under center.
“Those running backs, they love both those quarterbacks. That O-line, they love both those quarterbacks,” Smart said.
Eason is just 4-for-7 for 28 yards this season. Last year, he threw for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns as the Bulldogs’ starter. Although the sophomore has been available the past two weeks, he’s only appeared briefly in the blowout wins over Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
“I think he would tell you he’s much closer to 100 percent, as far as his mobility,” Smart said of Eason. “I also think Jacob’s done a tremendous job in the position he’s been in of getting better.”
Meanwhile, Fromm has done a strong job of leading the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs. He has 836 passing yards and eight touchdowns, while throwing just two interceptions.
“You start with a kid that’s been around football his life, he understands the game. He’s won at almost every level,” Smart said. “He’s very comfortable running the offense.”
Smart also thinks it can be beneficial to have the pair of quarterbacks pushing each other to be better.
“As long as [Fromm] continues to do that and make good decisions, we’ve got a good, healthy competition,” Smart said.