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ESPN's Paul Finebaum Has Shocking Update On College Football QB Situation

Jake Fromm replaced Jacob Eason under center for Georgia early in the 2017 season. The true freshman went on to lead the Bulldogs' to a College Football Playoff title game loss to Alabama. It was one of the most-impressive true freshman seasons by a QB in recent memory.

Could another true freshman be starting for Georgia in 2018? Some are saying it's a possibility.

Justin Fields, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the '18 class, has a chance to start for the Bulldogs, according to ESPN's Paul Finebaum.

“I think, ultimately, Fields could be the starter,” said Finebaum, whose SEC QB thoughts begin at the 4:45 mark in this video. “I have friends who have seen him and know him, and I’m not just talking about guys who have walked by and looked in. These are former coaches, people in the business, who say he’s the most-talented quarterback ever to come to the University of Georgia, with all due respect to Matthew Stafford and a few other guys.

"I haven't seen him myself other than the spring game, but based on what I hear. I think he could be a factor."

It seems unlikely that Fields will beat out Fromm before the start of the season, but he does have the talent to eventually supplant him as the starter.

Fields, a five-star recruit, is one of the most-hyped QB recruits in years.

Georgia opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Austin Peay.