All eyes were on Jake Fromm as he was deciding whether to enter the NFL Draft or return to the University of Georgia for his senior season. Today, Fromm made it official by announcing he would be leaving Georgia to enter the NFL Draft.
About an hour ago, Jake Fromm made his decision official and known. Fromm would be forgoing his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, at least to me, because I thought it was a safe assumption that Fromm would return for his senior year after having a down year. I even made that prediction on this very site just a few days ago. Today, Fromm proved me wrong by leaving Athens for the NFL Draft.
Jake Fromm will go down as one of the most successful quarterbacks to ever play for the University of Georgia. Just to list a few of his many accomplishments. Fromm won the SEC Championship as a freshman and led the Bulldogs to the National Championship game. Fromm would lead the Bulldogs to the SEC title in all three of his seasons, with his only win coming his freshman season. Fromm is the first UGA quarterback to go unbeaten against Florida since Buck Belue did it in the early 1980s. Fromm ends his Georgia career with the third-most wins, 35, only behind David Greene and John Rauch.
Fromm’s exit will leave a void in the Georgia offense for the upcoming season. Even though Georgia is and will always be a “run-first” offense, Fromm provided stability to the Georgia offense that put it over the top for most of his career. Fromm’s legacy could be negatively altered after the down season he had in his last season as the UGA quarterback, but that’s not fair. This Georgia team was spoiled to have such a good player operating the offense. Fromm will be sorely missed during the upcoming season.
For now, let’s hope Fromm is a first-round draft pick and goes to a situation that suits his abilities and skillset. Fromm is a quarterback who knows how to win and make the big play when needed. Those two traits are something that can make a quarterback very successful in the NFL. I’m going to remember all the success Fromm brought to Georgia and this program. Best of luck to Fromm at the next level.