Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason announced what had been expected Friday via his Twitter account, informing Bulldog Nation that he plans to transfer. He started Georgia's Week 1 game this year against Appalachian State but suffered a knee injury during that contest, and he was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm.
Huskies coach Chris Petersen and his staff signed two four-star quarterbacks in Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff for the 2018 season. He completed 55.1 percent of his passes with 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions in 2016, when the Bulldogs finished 8-5. He'd rather go somewhere else where he can play, and heading home to Washington makes sense. Browning would hold on to his job, obviously, in 2018 and then give way to Eason the next season and he would then have two years of eligibility.
A knee sprain forced Eason to the sidelines for the Notre Dame game this season, where freshman Jake Fromm took the helm and never looked back.
According to a report from Adam Jude of the Seattle Times, the Lake Stevens native is set to join the Washington Huskies barring a "last-minute change of heart". Fields also just happens to be a quarterback.
"Going to sit down with my family and figure that out", Eason told the Times after Georgia lost 26-23 in overtime to Alabama.
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. So Eason should have an opportunity to compete for the Huskies' starting job when first eligible. Fromm took over and led the Bulldogs to the SEC championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff semifinals, where they beat Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl to advance to the finals. He completed 69.5 percent of his passes and averaged almost 276 yards per game.