Yesterday must have been Talk To Jake Fromm Day, because it seems like every beat writer filed a story about this spring’s… eh, for want of a better phrase, quarterback competition and how the returning starter is internalizing the situation.
Fromm was asked if what happened last year keeps him on his toes, knowing a true freshman could end up taking his job.
“I’m still going to be the same guy every single day, even from the day I got here,” Fromm said. “I’m just the kind of guy who goes in and competes, somebody who works his butt off. I’m never going to stop doing that and I don’t expect anybody on the team to stop working on their game. That’s what everybody on the team is doing, competing and working. That’s kind of what we do here.”
So, how is Fromm working on his game, then?
Making his first media appearance of the spring after practice Thursday, Fromm was asked what he needed to improve on this offseason.
“Trying to get better in the pocket, try to have an even more clearness of the offense and to have better rhythm on my throws,” he said. “Obviously, doing a better job throwing on the run. I’m just trying to take all that in and improve as much as I can.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t expect Fromm needs the threat, perceived or otherwise, of a Fields to motivate himself to improve. And if the generic wisdom of the second-year bump holds true in his case, Fromm ought to be heading towards a helluva season.