Jim Chaney Not Interested In Discussing Jacob Eason's Future

Jim Chaney Not Interested In Discussing Jacob Eason's Future

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Jim Chaney Not Interested In Discussing Jacob Eason's Future

Though it may seem like years ago, Jacob Eason was once the starting quarterback for the University of Georgia.

Jacob Eason lost the starting job to true freshman Jake Fromm in the season opener, and Fromm has occupied the spot since.

Right now, Eason is an outstanding backup quarterback, who at anytime or for any reason, may be required to step into the role of starting quarterback.

But what about after the season; what can we expect of Eason? Entering next season as the likely second stringer, and with 5-star signee Justin Fields entering the mix, a transfer for Eason would not come as a surprise to many.

Eason’s quarterback coach, Jim Chaney, has no interest in discussing the future of Eason, a former No. 1 overall recruit out of Lake Stevens, Washington.

During Thursday’s media session, Chaney answered questions as usual, but when asked about Eason’s future, the offensive coordinator showed no interest in discussing the topic.

“We have not spoken about that,” Chaney said. “Jacob has handled this situation as well as any human being could handle it, because it’s been hard on him, I know it has. It’s been difficult. I love him to death. He’s a wonderful young man. That’s all I’d really like to talk about with that one. Because he’s a really great kid. And this ain’t about him, it’s about our football team as we move on.”

Upon Eason returning to full strength, Kirby Smart and Chaney faced a tough decision regarding who would fill the starting role. Chaney made it clear that the talent-gap was awfully close, but the momentum was in Fromm’s favor.

“You couldn’t make that change at the time when Jacob got healthy. It just wouldn’t have been the right thing at that time,” Chaney said. “It’s always a performance-based business as we all know. He went out and performed at a very high level and when you’re doing that at that spot, and you’re moving the field, it’s hard to make a change.”

Georgia and Oklahoma will square off at 5 PM EST from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for a spot in the national championship in Atlanta.


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