Despite NCAA rules prohibiting NCAA transfers from competing for a year, you can bet quarterback Jacob Eason will make an impact on the Washington Football team this year.
The Washington Football team landed one of the most coveted quarterbacks in the nation in 2018 when former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason transferred and joined the football team. NCAA rules, much like a delayed enlistment in the military, require transfer students to sit out a year before competing. So while the news was great, the return on Eason’s transfer won’t be effective until the 2019 football season.
So that’s that. Or is it?
I cannot believe that is truly the case After all, Jacob Eason competed in the South Eastern Conference, (SEC). That same SEC stands atop the NCAA in prestige of national rankings. Competing this year is off the plate, yes. But insight is still allowed. Eason brings the tactics and strategy of that SEC. And the Washington Huskies most crucial game this year? SEC’s Auburn Tigers is the season opener.
But there is more to it than mere strategy. By interacting with the quarterbacks, Eason elevates their game. Either by contributing on the practice field, or interacting with starter Jake Browning, Eason influences the Huskies now, in this moment.
If peer groups creates the limitations, the Huskies upside has risen considerably simply by adding Eason. While there is significant pressure upon starter Jake Browning this season, Eason counters that. Better yet, Eason helps to attract some of that game day pressure to the practice field.
Browning is not the only quarterback with talent on the roster. The team has Eason, yes. But the team added freshmen quarterback Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff this year. Both quarterbacks arrive with great respect and optimism as well. Eason influences each of his peers. And Eason already has NFL scouts touting him as one of the top two players drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Ultimately, Eason cannot step out onto the field this season for the Washington Huskies this season. But he gives the Washington Football team a much better chance of achieving the goal of a national title. Individuals cannot win a football game. But Eason adds a bit of positive headlining to the Huskies simply by being on the roster.
After all, everyone knows that it takes individuals playing as a team to compete. Coach Petersen believes that philosophy and coaches it to the Huskies. Eason makes the Huskies a better team. And a better team is what it takes to win it all. Still, national championships are not only about winning, but also about who notices.
Eason’s presence on this roster already has everyone sitting up and taking notice.