Jacob Eason reportedly wins Washington starting QB job
Jacob Eason appears to have won the Washington Huskies’ starting quarterback job.
Huskies head coach Chris Petersen tends to keep things quiet regarding quarterback battles, but the Seattle Times reported on Thursday night that Eason had won the job.
Eason is a local student-athlete from Lake Stevens. He was the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year and began his college career at Georgia as a highly-touted recruit. He passed for 2,430 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a true freshman for the Bulldogs in 2016. But after Jake Fromm took over the starting job the following year, Eason decided to transfer to Washington and sat out last season.
Huskies fans will be getting used to a new quarterback at the helm. Jake Browning, a four-year starter from 2015-2018, has seen his career come to an end, opening things up for a new QB. Sophomore Jake Haener was viewed as Eason’s primary competition for the job and will likely begin the season as the backup.
Washington opens the 2019 season on August 31 against Eastern Washington.