Will Georgia Bulldog’s quarterback soon surpass Matthew Stafford as the best Georgia quarterback in recent memory?
The Georgia Bulldogs locked up the best quarterback of the high school class a year ago when Mark Richt got top quarterback prospect Jacob Eason to commit to Georgia. A year later Kirby Smart has taken over and Jacob Eason has had his first full season as a starting quarterback in the SEC under his belt. While it wasn’t all smooth or flashy Eason was very impressive at times and showed flashes as to why he is already being considered a cannot miss NFL prospect.
Eason finished his first season at Georgia with a 55.1 completion percentage, sixteen passing touchdowns, eight interceptions, and 2,430 yards passing. Not a bad start for a true freshman quarterback even more impressive when you factor in how many balls were dropped by Dawg;s receivers or make-able catches were simply not seen or broken up. Eason has a cannon of an arm that rivals any quarterback that Georgia has seen in recent years.
If Georgia can recruit a decent supporting cast over the next two seasons to surround Jacob Eason with an offense Eason will keep Georgia in games and allow them an offensive leader they have lacked for the last two seasons.
Jacob Eason is headed for the NFL after the next two seasons at Georgia and should soon be a starting quarterback in the NFL. While it is clear Eason will never be a mobile quarterback his arm and footwork is already surpassing where Matthew Stafford’s abilities were at the same age and point in their careers.
What is being often overlooked by Georgia fans as well is the clutch drives that Eason has engineered already in his young career at Georgia. Both against Missouri and the Tennessee Vols. With under a minute on the clock against the Vols Eason engineered a drive and threw a perfect touchdown pass that would have ended the game if not for a successful hail mary by the Vols that ended the game.
No questioning Georgia has a talented quarterback in Jacob Eason that will soon be playing on Sundays. While he has drawn many comparisons to Matthew Stafford a more accurate comparison at his best would be Andrew Luck, both are pocket passers who can throw lasers into tight windows and throw the ball down deep down the sidelines accurately. With Eason getting better and a recruiting class that is one of the best in recent memory the Dawgs could be early favorites in a weak SEC East in 2017.