Georgia freshman Jake Fromm will play ‘if something happens’ to Jacob Eason
ATHENS — While it looks like a redshirt is officially off the table for Jake Fromm, there is also no set plan for Georgia to get the freshman quarterback some game action.
Head coach Kirby Smart made clear Monday that Fromm is the team’s No. 2 quarterback. But asked whether there was a plan to get his feet wet against Appalachian State, Smart demurred.
“There is no set plan there. Jacob Eason is our quarterback,” Smart said. “If the opportunity presents itself to play Jake Fromm, then we will do that. If something happens to Jacob Eason, then obviously we will be ready to play Jake Fromm.
“He has been working as our No. 2 quarterback, but it is not like we have a set, designed plan. We have talked about that with him. We will play our offense, run our offense, and if it presents itself, then it presents itself, but it is not something set in stone.”
After Greyson Lambert started in Georgia’s season opener last year, Eason started every other game, with an up-and-down but overall solid freshman season.
Fromm then enrolled in January, and immediately drew raves for his preparation, enthusiasm and quick knowledge of the offense. He’s listed as three inches shorter than Eason, but has a bit more mobility.
Senior Brice Ramsey, who sat out the spring before changing his mind on transferring, appears to still be No. 3 on the depth chart. While Ramsey has appeared in 19 games as a college quarterback, he hasn’t made any starts.