ATHENS — Jacob Eason has improved from a knee injury enough that he could “do some things” at Georgia’s practice on Monday, coach Kirby Smart said.
“Jacob’s recovering well. We hope to get him out there today to do some things,” Smart said. “He’s running. He’s moving around. We’ll see how he goes. I haven’t been able to see him in three days, so we’ll find out more today to see where he’s at.”
Asked if that meant Eason could take some actual practice reps, Smart answered: “We’ll wait and see. We’ll find out today and see how he does.”
Eason sustained a sprained knee ligament early in Georgia’s season opener after throwing only 3 passes. Freshman Jake Fromm replaced him and led the team to victories over Appalachian State, Notre Dame and Samford.
Fromm has completed 59.6 percent of his passes, with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception, but he also has fumbled twice. He’s averaging 149.7 passing yards per game but hasn’t played a full four quarters of two games.
“He continues to improve. I think he’s got some areas he’s got to improve in,” Smart said. “He’s making better decisions more consistently. Which for us the quarterback position is the decision-making position. We’re not asking the guy to go out there and scramble around. We’ve got to make him make good decisions. As long as he does that, we can play winning football.”