Former Georgia QB Jake Fromm found himself in the middle of a controversy recently, as texts messages emerged in which he used the phrase “elite white people.”

Now a fifth-round pick with the Buffalo Bills, Fromm has apologized to his teammates, but according to coach Sean McDermott, the healing process continues.

Speaking with ESPN, McDermott praised Fromm for the communication he’s had with teammates so far, but said the process of earning their trust back will be ongoing:

“Jake’s situation is certainly one that we’ve taken very seriously,” McDermott said. “Jake did a very good job of communicating to the team on more than one occasion … and that has to continue.

“Right now it’s, where do we go from here? Jake has to continue to earn it. … There’s going to be players who are going to be wanting to see how Jake acts and reacts in certain situations. Not just on the field but off the field.

“They’re going to have a chance to evaluate Jake not only on the field but off the field, and that will be an important piece.”

Fromm is expected to compete for the backup quarterback spot behind starter Josh Allen this season. We’ll see how that competition goes when players are able to return to the field.