Report: Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

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Report: Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

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Jacob Eason (right) comforts starting quarterback Jake Fromm (11) after the Bulldogs' lost to the Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta.

Georgia sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to transfer to Washington as long as he doesn’t have a “last-minute change of heart,” the Seattle Times reported Tuesday morning.

Eason, from Lake Stevens, Wash., played behind freshman Jake Fromm for nearly the entire 2017 season after suffering a knee injury in Georgia’s season opener against Appalachian State. 

In compliance with NCAA transfer rules, Eason would have to sit out the 2018 season, but would have two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2019.

In 2019, Eason would most likely compete for starting quarterback spot after current quarterback, junior Jake Browning, runs out of eligibility.

During the early signing period, Washington signed quarterbacks Jacob Sirmon (No. 30 on 2018 ESPN100) and Colson Yankoff (No. 92 on 2018 ESPN100).

Sirmon and Yankoff have both enrolled at Washington and will compete alongside  Jake Haener— who will be a redshirt freshman in 2018— and current freshman Daniel Bridge-Gadd. 

Four-star quarterback Dylan Morris out of Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash. is also committed to the Huskies’ 2019 recruiting class.

The news of Eason’s expected transfer comes less than 24 hours after Georgia lost the College Football Playoff National Championship to Alabama, 26-23.

As a freshman, Eason threw for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions, leading the Bulldogs to an 8-5 overall record including a win over TCU in the Liberty Bowl.

This season, Eason played in three games and threw for 28 total yards, registering a quarterback rating of 90.7.

After losing to Alabama in overtime 26-23, Coach Kirby Smart walked off the field with his star players quarterback Jake Fromm, running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Video by Ryon Horne
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