ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Jacob Eason is leaving Georgia, an expected decision after he lost the starting job to freshman Jake Fromm.
Eason announced his decision Friday on Twitter, thanking the Bulldogs for “an incredible two years.” He says he’ll “miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home.” He didn’t indicate where he intends to play next.
Eason started for Georgia last season as a freshman, and he began this season as the No. 1 signal-caller ahead of Fromm. A knee injury in the opener against Appalachian State knocked Eason out of the lineup.
He never got the job back. Fromm guided the Bulldogs to a 13-2 record, their first Southeastern Conference title since 2005, a thrilling victory in the Rose Bowl and a spot in the national championship game against Alabama.
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Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason takes a photo with a fan during media day, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Georgia and Alabama will be playing for the NCAA football national championship on Monday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Georgia quarterbacks Jacob Eason (10) and Jake Fromm (11) take part during the team’s practice Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Athens, Ga., for Monday’s NCAA championship football game against Alabama in Atlanta. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald)
This Dec. 18, 2017 file photo shows Georgia NCAA college football quarterbacks Jake Fromm (11) and Jacob Eason (10) running a drill during a team practice in Athens, Ga. Eason lost his starting job for Georgia after he was injured in the first game of the season. The former five-star recruit has embraced his role as backup to freshman star Jake Fromm, but Eason acknowledges the difficulty of losing his job through no fault of his own. Georgia faces Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
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