Following his injury at the start of the 2017 season, Eason did not see the field again until the end of Georgia’s 41-0 win over Tennessee on Sept. 30. Eason saw limited snaps the remainder of the 2017 season, attempting seven passes and putting up 28 passing yards in a limited backup role.
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason confirmed reports he is leaving Georgia through a tweet on Friday.
The sophomore did not say what school he would be transferring to, but a Jan. 9 report from The Seattle Times indicated Eason was headed to Washington.
In July 2017, less than two months before the start of the college football season, Eason was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award, which is given to the top college quarterback in the country.
Freshman Jake Fromm relieved Eason in that game and held onto the starting spot for the remainder of the season, even after Eason returned from his injury.
The Lake Stevens, Washington, native started 12 games for the Bulldogs as a true freshman in 2016, leading Georgia to a 7-5 record in those games. Heading into the 2017 season, Eason was the presumptive starter, but a sprained knee in the first quarter of Georgia’s opening game against Appalachian State sidelined the sophomore.