Jacob Eason Announces Decision to Transfer from Georgia

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2018

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 2: Quarterback Jacob Eason #10 of the Georgia Bulldogs prior to their game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Sanford Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Appalachian State Mountaineers 31-10. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
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Quarterback Jacob Eason announced Friday that he will transfer from the University of Georgia.

Eason made it official with the following tweet:

After beginning the 2017 season as Georgia's starter, Eason suffered a knee injury and was replaced by freshman Jake Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

While Eason didn't announce his next destination, Adam Jude of the Seattle Timesreported Tuesday that he is likely to transfer to Washington as Jake Browning's successor.

A native of Lake Stevens, Washington, Eason ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect and No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2016, per 247Sports.

As a freshman, Eason completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 13 games.

He left the 2017 season opener against Appalachian State due to injury, and Fromm earned the starting job with his strong play during Eason's absence.

The sophomore finished 2017 with just seven pass attempts, while Fromm completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,615 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven picks to go along with three rushing scores.

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With Fromm at the helm, Georgia fell 26-23 in overtime to Alabama in the national title game.