Here’s a very positive assessment of Georgia’s coming season with Jake Fromm at the helm from, of all places, the AJ-C.
The transfer portal opened wide in college football. A lot of talented quarterbacks rushed through it.
Jalen Hurts, formerly of Alabama, will now play at Oklahoma. Austin Kendall, backup to two Heisman Trophy QBs at Oklahoma, is headed to West Virginia.
Ex-Georgia quarterback Justin Fields left for Ohio State, prompting Tate Martell to leave for Miami. Kelly Bryant went to Missouri after Trevor Lawrence emerged as Clemson’s star. Sam Ehlinger starred for Texas, so Shane Buechele is looking for a school to be named later.
Meanwhile, Georgia must settle for Jake Fromm. Tough break for the Bulldogs to be stuck with merely a top-5 quarterback in college football.
Jake Fromm ain’t chopped liver. It’s just that the national media doesn’t find his story particularly sexy. We do, though. And the remaining question is whether the NFL will after this season.
Over at cbssports.com, Chip Patterson says the pros will. In his list of the top 32 draft-eligible prospects, Fromm checks in at number two, only behind Tua.
2. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia: If Tagovailoa has the absurd statistics, Fromm is going to get equal consideration because he checks so many boxes as a top quarterback prospect. From the Elite 11 and the recruiting process onward, Fromm has found ways to separate himself from the competition with a gamer’s attitude and an arm that can, as they say, “make all the throws.”
I’ve seen Fromm all over the place on 2020 projected draft lists, so it’s hard to say whether Patterson is right. But there’s a whole ‘nother season to play before that matters and Fromm’s going to have a talented, experienced offensive line and backfield to work with as he goes through his third season as Georgia’s starter. It’ll be interesting to see what he can coax out of Georgia’s offense… and his future.