Georgia’s season came to an end on Monday night. And it appears that the Georgia career of quarterback Jacob Eason could have ended as well.
Eason is expected to transfer to Washington, barring a last-second change of heart, according to a report from Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. Eason started the first game of the season for Georgia, but he sustained a left knee injury in the first quarter of that game and was replaced by Jake Fromm.
Even when Eason was healthy enough to return, Georgia coach Kirby Smart stuck with Fromm. Fromm started the final 14 games of the season.
After Georgia’s 26-23 loss to Alabama on Monday night, Eason declined to comment on his future, per Seth Emerson of DawgNation.
Eason is from Lake Stevens, Wash., which is about 35 miles northeast of Husky Stadium. He was a 5-star quarterback in the Class of 2016. Georgia has signed another 5-star quarterback, Justin Fields, in the 2018 class. Fields already has enrolled at Georgia.
Eason started 12 of Georgia’s 13 games in his freshman season. He threw for 16 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions but Georgia finished 7-5 in those starts. He completed 55 percent of his passes and had a 6.6 yards per attempt average. Fromm completed 62 percent of his passes while throwing for 9.0 yards per attempt and threw 24 touchdowns to 7 interceptions.
Eason threw just 7 pass attempts on the season. He will have to sit out the 2018 season by NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility left. Washington opens its 2018 season against Auburn in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Georgia opens its 2018 schedule at home against Austin Peay on Sept. 1.