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Jacob Eason | Quarterback

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/17/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235

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Georgia HC Kirby Smart said that sophomore QB Jacob Eason had a "really good practice" on Tuesday.
"He's got to stay in tune to it, he's got to battle and fight, and I think he's done that," Smart said. Eason has not started a game since he went down with a knee injury in the season-opener. While he has been practicing for the past few weeks, freshman Jake Fromm looks to be more or less entrenched as starter at this juncture. With Georgia sitting at 6-0, we don't expect them to switch horses in midstream unless Fromm begins to truly falter. Fromm was still taking snaps ahead of Eason in practice on Tuesday. Oct 10 - 7:27 PM

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During the media viewing period of Tuesday's practice, sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) took snaps with the second-team offense.

Eason finally made his return to the field in the fourth quarter of Saturday's blowout win over Tennessee after missing the previous three contests due to a knee injury. Georgia HC Kirby Smart refused to divulge a starter between Eason and freshman Jake Fromm on Monday, saying only that the practice week would determine who will earn the right to lead the offense against Vanderbilt on Saturday. With the Bulldogs sitting at 5-0, it's fair to wonder if this is Fromm's job to keep until he shows signs of faltering.
Oct 3 - 9:31 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) will likely travel with the team to Saturday's game against Tennessee.

"That may mean that Eason is cleared enough to play in an emergency, which would still be a step ahead of where he was for the Mississippi State game," writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Seth Emerson. "Eason continues to wear a brace over his left knee, where he sprained a ligament in the opener against Appalachian State." Eason practiced all week and "move[d] around well," according to Emerson. We might not know more about Eason's status until tomorrow prior to kickoff.
Source: Dawg Nation
Sep 29 - 2:30 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) worked with the second-team offense in practice on Tuesday.

"He was on target with his throws, was able to rollout and throw, and took quick-step drops," writes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Seth Emerson. "There was no visible limp or wincing, with the only reminder of the injury being the large gray brace over his right knee." On Monday, UGA HC Kirby Smart indicated that Eason's status for Saturday's game against Tennessee has not yet been determined. That he has not already been ruled out is a good sign as to his current health. Should Eason need another week to rest up, true freshman Jake Fromm would start in his place for a fourth consecutive game.
Source: Dawg Nation
Sep 26 - 7:32 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) threw passes to true freshman Jake Fromm on the sideline during Monday's practice.

With a brace on his sprained left knee, Eason was also seen jogging. He mostly did the same last week. It doesn't appear that Eason is close to a return to the field. Fromm will continue to start until he can.
Sep 26 - 1:52 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Eason managed to take part in practice to a limited degree this week -- he has been throwing -- but the Bulldogs are going to let him rest up for at least one more week before they consider throwing him back into a game. Jake Fromm will once again start in his place on Saturday.
Source: Dawg Nation
Sep 21 - 1:56 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) was able to practice in portions on Monday.

Eason missed the last two games with the knee injury he suffered in the opener against Appalachian State. There's still no timetable for his return, and if he's unable to go, freshman Jacob Fromme will get his third straight start against Mississippi State.
Sep 18 - 8:03 PM

Georgia QB Jacob Eason was able to walk without crutches before Saturday's game against Samford.

Georgia HC Kirby Smart recently labeled Eason as "week-to_week." Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm will start in Eason's place again on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 6:09 PM

Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "it doesn’t look as if [Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason] will return anytime soon."

Georgia HC Kirby Smart labels Eason "week-to-week." The sophomore quarterback sustained a sprained knee ligament in the opener against Appalachian State and sat out the Notre Dame game. Jake Fromm will start Saturday's game against Samford if Eason is ruled out.
Sep 13 - 1:07 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason (knee) will not play in this weekend's game against Notre Dame.

Eason sustained a scary-looking knee injury after taking a late hit on the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday's win over Appalachian State. True freshman Jake Fromm handled starting duties the rest of the afternoon following the injury and will start this weekend's intriguing showdown with Notre Dame. In terms of silver linings, surgery is not expected to be necessary, here, and Georgia is hopeful that Eason will be able to fully recover before the end of the season. Bulldogs HC Kirby Smart referred to the sophomore gunslinger as "week-to-week." Until he returns, Fromm will have an opportunity to test drive the car.
Source: Dawg Nation
Sep 4 - 12:43 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason left Saturday's game against Appalachian State with an apparent knee injury.

This could be a big one. Eason looked to injure his knee on a late hit while scrambling to the right sideline just outside of his own end zone in the first quarter. He was subsequently replaced by five-star true freshman Jake Fromm in the game. There is no further information as to the exact nature of Eason's injury, but the concern here would be that it could potentially involve damage to the ACL. We will provide updates as more comes to light.
Sep 2 - 6:54 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart named sophomore QB Jacob Eason the starting quarterback.

But Smart left the door open for a potential challenge from true freshman Jake Fromm next month. Speaking at the SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Smart said: "Eason is our starter coming into the season and Jake Fromm’s got to do something to beat him out." Eason, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in last cycle, was the Bulldogs' starter for most of last year. He struggled at times, leading some to believe that the hyped Fromm could possibly steal his job with a big fall camp. "Will Jake Fromm push Jacob Eason? Yeah, he already has," Smart said. "I think he’s made Jacob respect the game and understand the importance of knowing the ins and outs of every play. Jake does that." For what it's worth, we assume that Eason will retain the job and Fromm will be redshirted.
Jul 12 - 1:12 PM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly writes that Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason possesses the most arm talent of any quarterback in the conference.

"It’s not only power, Eason has an understanding of how to switch up the trajectory and velocity of throws to different spots on the field. He may be able to rip it as well as anyone in the country, but he doesn’t need to on every play. And he knows that," Connolly writes. There is no denying Eason's talent, but he has been receiving fire this offseason in regards to his passion, with one opposing coach telling Athlon Sports, "I really don't know how much he likes football." Setting aside whether or not he loves the sport to an arbitrary degree, Eason showed plenty of flashes last season while throwing for 2,430 yards with a 16/8 TD/INT ratio.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 15 - 7:16 PM

An opposing coach told Athlon Sports that Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason is "a pretty average quarterback."

"I really don’t know how much he likes football. It’s hard to dispute his talent, and he can make every throw. But when you watch him, he’s not consistent at all," the coach said while speaking to Athlon for their 2017 preview magazine. "He’s a physically gifted as anybody around, but he doesn’t scare you." This past season, the former five-star gunslinger passed for 2,430 yards (55.1% completions) while posting a 16/8 TD/INT ratio. If anybody is to supplant him in August camp, it would be incoming five-star freshman Jacob Fromm, though SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah does not see that happening. He wrote in early May that replacing Eason at this juncture would be a "dramatic overreaction."
Jun 3 - 1:33 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah dismissed the notion that Alabama or Georgia would start respective freshman QBs Tua Tagovailoa or Jacob Fromm.

Both Tagovailoa (313 yards, three touchdowns) and Fromm (277 yards, two touchdowns) impressed during their spring games, with those performances immediately sparking a brush fire of speculation that Jalen Hurts and Jacob Eason might end up on the outside looking in with their teams due to some of their shortcomings during their freshman seasons in 2016. Jeyarajah essentially laughed this idea off, writing that "replacing either Eason or Hurts would be a dramatic overreaction." We agree on both fronts, particularly when it comes to Hurts.
Source: SEC Country
May 6 - 2:05 PM