Jacob Eason delivers the strangest quote of the weekend after being drafted by Indianapolis Colts
Former Washington and Georgia QB Jacob Eason drew some attention on Saturday when he was taken by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round.
But his reaction to the move also brought some raised eyebrows.
“As soon as this virus calms down, I’m gonna go in there and compete my nuts off,” Eason told reporters, including Zak Keefer of The Athletic.
Eason’s big arm is his most notable asset, though his mobility has been questioned.
Eason, who transferred from Georgia to his home state following a knee injury, is 6-foot-6 and 231 pounds. In 13 games as a junior last season, he completed 260-of-405 passes (64.2 percent) for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns to eight interceptions.
He started 12 games at Georgia before he was replaced by Jake Fromm following the knee injury, and ahead of his transfer.
Eason joins a Colts organization that has a strong quarterback presence. Head coach Frank Reich is a former QB himself, and the team recently brought in veteran starter in Philip Rivers, who signed a one-year free agent deal, as well as last year’s starter, Jacoby Brissett, and Chad Kelly.
Eason has long had an NFL look of an QB, but his relative lack of playing time has left something to be desired about his overall projection in the pros. But after this comment, there’s no doubt he’s raring to go.