Georgia QB Jacob Eason reportedly transferring to Washington

Marie Harrington
January 13, 2018

This season, he started game one against Appalachian State before leaving the game with a knee injury. Jake Fromm played extremely efficiently and eventually led the team to a national championship.

Eason would have to sit out this season if he transfers to another FBS school.

As a freshman, Eason threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, completing 55.1 percent of his passes.

The expectations is Eason will return home to play for the Washington Huskies. Browning would hold on to his job, obviously, in 2018 and then give way to Eason the next season and he would then have two years of eligibility.

"Going to sit down with my family and figure that out", Eason told The Seattle Times' Stefanie Loh in Atlanta. The Georgia gunslinger from nearby Lake Stevens, Wash., hasn't even scratched the surface yet, but learning the system for a year as a transfer would be huge for the Huskies if he were to take over in 2019.

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According to 247Sports, sources confirmed on Tuesday Eason is transferring from the University of Georgia to the University of Washington. In 2016, as a freshman he took the starting job from Greyson Lambert after stepping in mid-game to beat North Carolina in the season opener.

He appeared in just three contests this season as the Bulldogs advanced to the College Football Playoff title game Monday night, losing a heartbreaker to the Alabama Crimson Tide, 26-23 in overtime.

Eason's departure leaves Georgia with two scholarships on roster in Fromm and five-star freshman Justin Fields, an early enrollee.

While no official decision is made, Georgia is looking crowded and Washington may need a quarterback for the 2019 season. Last month, the Huskies signed two quarterback recruits, Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff, ranked among the top-100 players in the nation.

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