Report: Former Georgia QB Jacob Eason learns fate in Washington QB race
Former Georgia quarterbacks are winning fall camp competitions around the country.
Four days ago, Justin Fields was named the starting quarterback at Ohio State, and just yesterday it was reported that Jacob Eason had also won the starting job at Washington.
Dave ‘Softy’ Mahler of SportsRadio KJR in Seattle reported the news that Eason won the job. The former Georgia signal caller was battling three other quarterbacks during fall camp in Jake Haener, Jacob Sirmon and Dylan Morris. Eason will replace Jake Browning, who started the last four years for the Huskies.
Head coach Chris Petersen hasn’t made any official announcement yet. He’s scheduled to meet with the media Friday afternoon.
Eason transferred to Washington and sat out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules. While at Georgia, Eason threw for 2,458 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in two seasons.
Prior to signing with Georgia, Eason was ranked as the nation’s No. 5 overall prospect and the nation’s No. 2 quarterback, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was also ranked as the state of Washington’s No. 1 player being from Lake Stevens, Washington.
Washington opens up against Eastern Washington on August 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
What I’m hearing:
Sounds like Jacob Eason has won the starting QB job at Washington.
— Dave “Softy” Mahler (@Softykjr) August 22, 2019