Transfer student hullabaloo
But perhaps the biggest story so far this season centers around a player who will not impact the Washington Football team until 2019. That player is former Georgia transfer quarterback Jacob Eason. Eason is a five-star quarterback who was recruited to play at Washington, but elected to play for Georgia. He started 13 games for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2016. But in 2017, he injured his knee in the first game.
And so, from that moment in time, the team belonged to teammate and freshman Jake Fromm. With no opportunity to play at far away Georgia, Eason came home to Washington to try his chances closer to home.
He joins two outstanding quarterbacks who signed up for 2018, Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff. While some question just how this Washington Football team can manage so many talented quarterbacks on one team, that question is never asked of those SEC powerhouse programs. And it should not be an issue now. Football competition culminates on the football field on game day, it shouldn’t begin there. With three outstanding quarterbacks competing for starting time, the Washington Huskies will be all the better team as a result.
In the end, there is a wave of almost euphoric confidence and optimism about this Washington Football team’s foreseeable future. But the fact remains that this is optimism steeped in tangible improvements and forces already in place. As Mitch Sherman states so well in his article:
"” The biggest shot of energy over the past two months, though, came courtesy of Jacob Eason, the prodigal son, returning home from Georgia to battle for the right to replace Browning in 2019.”"
With Eason, Sirmon, and Yankoff, the only true losers are the opponents on the football field come game day.