I thought going into the season that Jim Chaney’s good work at Pittsburgh last season with Nathan Peterman, who, when I saw him play for Tennessee, may have been the worst quarterback in the SEC, would bode well for Jacob Eason’s future.
Welp, take a look at Peterman’s passer ratings over his four-year career:
- 2013: 42.53
- 2014: 70.58
- 2015: 138.57
- 2016: 161.23
Chaney made Peterman into an average passer, which is to his credit. But this year’s quarterbacks coach at Pitt made him into an excellent one.
Eason, by the way, finished 2016 with a 118.21 passer rating. That’s the lowest such mark notched by a Georgia starting quarterback since Matthew Stafford’s freshman season. There’s an obvious similarity to note there, and this isn’t to say that there won’t be improvement in 2017. But I do now wonder if there’s a ceiling with Chaney that there might not be with another position coach. Time will tell.