Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm gives UGA something it hasn’t had at his position in quite some time: experience.
Last year Fromm became the first signal caller to be the primary starter for the Bulldogs in consecutive seasons since Aaron Murray’s final year in 2013. Now in his junior season, Fromm aims to put that experience to good use.
Not just for his benefit, but his teammates as well.
“He’s really been a tremendous help for the other two quarterbacks that are here,” UGA coach Kirby Smart said at the beginning of spring practice. “Obviously we’ve got a lot of confidence in Jake and our offensive system and his understanding of running the thing.”
The other two quarterbacks are Stetson Bennett — a former walk-on back at UGA after a year spent at junior college — and Dwan Mathis, a 4-star signee in the 2019 class.
Both Bennett and Mathis have expressed an eagerness to learn from Fromm.
“Of course I want to compete, but I’m not coming in to try to push Jake Fromm out of the way and take his job,” Mathis told DawgNation in January. “The chances of that happening are very low… When I come in I’m coming in to work hard and do what I’m supposed to do, and learn what I can from Jake Fromm and see where that can take me.”
Bennett seems to agree.
“My biggest thing is to learn the offense in and out and get with Jake and let him teach me,” Bennett said. “He’s been here and he knows everything in and out. … Be the best I can, that’s all I want to be.”
Bennett could possibly have a leg up in the battle to be Fromm’s backup given his previous tenure as UGA’s scout team quarterback. However, Smart gave an indication Saturday that some of Mathis’ hard work might be paying off too.
“I thought Dwan did some good things with his feet,” Smart said. “He was able to break contain, get out and move around. He got better today.”
Getting better is something both Mathis and Bennett will have a chance to do studying Fromm.
For more of what Smart said about Fromm, click the video linked below.