Ed Aschoff gets all “watch out!” for Jacob Eason:
No way Jacob Eason could lose his starting spot, right? The kid is a prodigy with All-American dreams. But after starting almost every game last season, he’s getting pushed a ton by early enrollee Jake Fromm. It’s great for Eason because he needs to be pushed and motivated more. Eason has all the arm talent, but his leadership has to improve and this is the kind of fire he needs lit under him.
But don’t think this is just for motivational means. No, coach Kirby Smart loves Fromm and there’s a feeling around the league that Fromm is good enough and dedicated enough to take this competition into the season … and maybe win it.
When you break it down, it seems that some believe/want to believe that Eason is being pushed more by a true freshman quarterback who’s never taken a snap in a college game than he was by a senior transfer quarterback coming off a 10-win season who began last year as the starter. Does that really makes a lot sense?
Look, I know Kirby wants to push the narrative because he doesn’t want a complacent starter and that’s fine, as far as it goes. But to suggest Fromm’s good enough right now to pose a legitimate threat to supplant Eason during the season… well, if that’s the case, shouldn’t they go ahead and give him the job now? Seeing as Fromm’s the more dedicated and all…