Georgia enters the 2019 season as a likely preseason top three team. Quarterback Jake Fromm is the unquestioned leader of the Bulldogs in his third season as a starter.
With Justin Fields' offseason transfer to Ohio State, Fromm doesn't need to worry about his backup stealing snaps or even his job. Former Georgia great David Pollack thinks both players will benefit from the current situation.
Pollack told DawgNation that he expects even bigger things from Fromm now that he doesn't have Fields lurking behind him on the depth chart.
“I think that will be a big benefit to Fromm,” Pollack said. “I think he’ll pick up where he left off, hot in the SEC Championship Game.”
Additionally, Pollack feels Ohio State's RPO-based offense is "tailor-made" to Fields' skill set. The former five-star recruit could thrive in Columbus.
“When it clicks for Justin Fields upstairs, and when he gets it up there, it’s gonna be something, and it might be Ohio State is a better fit for him offensively,” Pollack said.
“Less reads, more running, so when it settles down in his head, Justin Fields is going to be an animal.”
Last season, Fromm threw for 2,761 yards, 30 touchdowns and only six interceptions while completing 67.4 percent of his passes. In the final three games of the year, which including the SEC Championship against Alabama and the Sugar Bowl loss to Texas, he passed for 700 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one INT.
With a strong season in 2019, Fromm could position himself as one of the first quarterbacks taken in the 2020 NFL Draft, should he enter as an underclassman.
Fields showed some of his immense talents in a backup role for the Bulldogs, but was searching for more playing time when he elected to transfer. As he matures physically and mentally as a quarterback, the sky is the limit.