Coming out of high school, Jacob Eason was a promising quarterback preparing to be the next face of Georgia football. But after two years with the program, he transferred to Washington.
Eason was a five-star recruit and considered by 247Sports to be the No. 5 overall player in his class. In 2017, he threw for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns on the Bulldogs.
The following season was cut short due to an injury in the opening game. Jake Fromm took over for Eason and quickly impressed the coaching staff.
With Fromm’s role as the starter looking pretty firm for the foreseeable future, Eason transferred closer to home. The Lake Stevens product took his talents back to Washington.
NCAA rules required Eason to sit out last season with the Huskies, but he’s now ready to return to the gridiron. Clearly, he did enough in preseason camp to impress head coach Chris Petersen.
Dave ‘Softy’ Mahler of SportsRadio KJR is reporting that Eason has won the starting job at Washington. The only other quarterback that had a legitimate shot at winning the job was Jake Haener.
What I’m hearing:
Sounds like Jacob Eason has won the starting QB job at Washington.
— Dave “Softy” Mahler (@Softykjr) August 22, 2019
Petersen is scheduled to speak to the media Friday afternoon, which could confirm this report from Mahler.
Washington needs a big year from Eason, who would be replacing Jake Browning at quarterback. He spent four years as the starter and led the team to a few major bowl games.