Georgia Quarterback Watch Week 2 – Jake Fromm Slides in the Current/Former Georgia QB Power Rankings
Previously in this series:
Let’s check in on some current/former Georgia quarterbacks.
Jacob Eason, Washington
Week 2: Eason came back to earth a bit on Saturday (actually, early Sunday morning). After a long weather delay, the Huskies finally got onto the field but Washington lost a heart-breaker to Cal. Eason finished with 162 yards (more context on that later) 0 TDs and 1 INT but still completed 60% of his passes. Per most reports, he was plagued by dropped balls.
The Season: Eason remains in the Top 40 nationally in passing yards and TDs. He’s 13th nationally in completion percentage among passers with at least 65 attempts.
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Week 2: FIelds validated early-season Heisman hype with another masterful game against a halfway-decent Cincinnati team. He hit on 20 of 25 passes for 224 yards and two TDs while adding another 42 yards and two scores on the ground.
The Season: Not much to argue about, really. Nine total touchdowns in two games is pretty damn strong. If Ohio State made it to the National Championship Game and Fields kept this pace, he’d rack up 67 or 68 TDs.
Jake Fromm, Georgia
Week 2: From was perfectly fine against Murray State. He connected on 10 of 11 passes for 166 yards and a single TD. He made the most of the opportunity against an inferior opponent. Though it should be noted, Fromm was outplayed by Bowen Smith (the quarterback for the Pikeville Bears, Murray State’s only other opponent this year), who threw for 186 yards and 1 TD versus the Racers.
The Season: Fromm ranks 97th in passing yards and 81st in passing TDs for the season.
Here’s how these three QBs stack up for the season.
Current Power Ranking of Current/Former Georgia Quarterbacks
#1. Justin Fields: Fields leads all contenders in wins, passing yards, yards of offense, passer rating and TDs. Can’t top the top.
#2. Jacob Eason: Despite a bumpy second game, Eason still edges out Fromm thanks to overall productivity. Some were disappointed with a 162-yard performance but it’s worth noting that total is better than more than a third of Fromm’s career outings. Seriously, Fromm has posted worse passing yard totals in 11 of his 31 career games. 162 isn’t great, but it’s better than 84, 101, 102, 106, 113, 123, 128, 141, 143, 156 and 157 (actual Fromm totals in prior games).
#3. Steton Bennett: Georgia’s backup edged out Fromm thanks to a strong performance. I’ll write more about this later in the week, but there may be a quarterback controversy in Athens after all. Bennett accounts for three touchdowns (two through the air, one on the ground) on Saturday and in doing so surpassed Fromm’s point production for the ENTIRE SEASON!
#4. Jake Fromm: Got to have him somewhere, I guess. Kirby just has him starting at QB for some reason.
The Kirby Smart Hater