Quarterback Jacob Eason’s future at Georgia remains a question, given Jake Fromm’s emergence this fall and the anticipated arrival of 5-star prospect Justin Fields.
Eason has been mostly on the sideline since sustaining a left knee sprain in the Bulldogs’ season opener on Sept. 2. But if he decides to leave Athens, a couple of Pac-12 programs reportedly could be destinations for him.
As reported by Bleacher Report’s Travis Haney, Washington and UCLA are mentioned as possible landing spots for the former 5-star prospect. Haney’s story highlights that “some close to Eason hinted Washington is the most likely destination” for the player. However, it’s also mentioned that Chip Kelly’s arrival at UCLA as the Bruins’ next coach “had caught Eason’s eye.”
Those destinations make sense. After all, Eason is a native of Lake Stevens, Wash., which is just about an hour north of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Particularly with the Huskies, he could receive the necessary reps to build his NFL draft stock and feel comfortable doing so close to home. Haney reported that any decision to transfer by Eason “won’t be rooted in his acceptance of the situation at Georgia as much as his need to get reps and provide game film for scouts.”
Eason’s situation will be a big storyline after Georgia’s season is complete. It’s hard to blame him for doing what he feels is best for his future, whatever that choice may be.