On Friday, Washington coach Chris Petersen revealed that Jacob Eason won the starting quarterback job. Shortly after the announcement, backup quarterback Jake Haener made a significant decision regarding his collegiate career.
Eason and Haener were competing for the starting job throughout camp. There are pretty big shoes to fill at Washington, filling in for four-year starter Jake Browning.
The edge clearly went to Eason, a former five-star recruit who originally transferred from Georgia. Now, it appears Haener is going to be the one entering the NCAA transfer portal.
According to Christian Caple of The Athletic, Haener has left Washington’s football program.
It’s not confirmed that he’ll enter the transfer portal, but that seems to be where he’s heading.
The redshirt sophomore was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He spent the last two years learning behind Browning.
QB Jake Haener has left the Washington program, UW announces. Looks like the Huskies will enter the season with Jacob Sirmon as the backup and Dylan Morris third string.
— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 24, 2019
With Jake Haener on his way out of Washington, the backup quarterback is most likely going to be Jacob Sirmon.
Haener will have to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA rules before he gets on the field for another program.
Since quarterback competitions are ending all around the country, it won’t be surprising to see a few more names enter the transfer portal.