The speculation can now end, Jacob Eason is officially leaving Athens.
The former five-star prospect that was seen as Georgia’s savior soon after his arrival is now gone after only two seasons on campus. After Mark Richt and the Dawgs parted ways, Georgia had to fight off Florida for the Washington natives services.
Following Jake Fromm’s emergence and the signing of 2018 five-star prospect Justin Fields, this move seemed inevitable if Eason had any hopes of starting in the near future. Eason has yet to name where he will go, however, it is speculated that he will transfer to Washington. He will have to sit out 2018 but he could redshirt the season without losing any eligibility.
Give credit to Eason, however, he never issued any frustration with losing his spot or not being played against Auburn in the Dawgs lone regular-season loss in a game where Fromm was mostly ineffective. Eason was also notably supportive of Fromm following the loss in the National Championship Game.
Eason announced the news on Twitter Friday afternoon:
Thank you UGA for an incredible two years. The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home. -Skinnyqb pic.twitter.com/2vyMVa0UE0
— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) January 12, 2018
Eason ends his Georgia career with 2,458 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also completed 55.2 percent of his passes.