ATHENS — While it looks like a redshirt is officially off the table for Jake Fromm, there is also no set plan for Georgia to get the freshman quarterback some game action.
Head coach Kirby Smart made clear Monday that Fromm is the team’s No. 2 quarterback. But asked whether there was a plan to get his feet wet against Appalachian State, Smart demurred.
“Jacob Eason is our starting quarterback If the opportunity presents itself to play Jake Fromm. Then we’ll do that,” Smart said. “But it’s not like we have a set designed plan. We’ve talked about that with him.”
Smart reiterated that Fromm would play if “something happens” to Eason.
After Greyson Lambert started in Georgia’s season opener last year, Eason started every other game, with an up-and-down but overall solid freshman season.
Fromm then enrolled in January, and immediately drew raves for his preparation, enthusiasm and quick knowledge of the offense. He’s listed as three inches shorter than Eason, but has a bit more mobility.
Senior Brice Ramsey, who sat out the spring before changing his mind on transferring, appears to still be No. 3 on the depth chart. While Ramsey has appeared in 19 games as a college quarterback, he hasn’t made any starts.
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