Quarterback Controversy at Georgia?
Previously in this series:
For the second week in a row, Stetson Bennett raised some questions for Georgia fans. The one echoed most loudly: Why isn’t he the starter? Bennett connected on 90% of his passes and racked up 14 yards per carry on the ground while splitting reps with incumbent Jake Fromm.
It’s easy to see why Georgia coaches (and fans) are clamoring for more given the disappointing start to the year for Fromm – especially when compared to former Bulldog QBs Jacob Eason and Justin Fields who are doing big things elsewhere. Let’s catch up:
Jacob Eason, Washington
Week 3: Eason connected on 72% of his passes for 262 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs before heading to the bench during garbage time.
This Season: Eason ranks 31st nationally in passing yards and is one of just 10 players in the country with at least a 7:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Week 3: Fields had an “off” week accounting for just 210 yards and four touchdowns. Who am I kidding? That’s a pretty damn good week.
This Season: Fields’ 13 touchdowns in three games is still the headline.
Jake Fromm, Georgia
Week 3: Fromm had his best outing of the season – throwing for 279 yards and more than one touchdown (for the first time all year).
This Season: Fromm moved into the Top 75 in both passing yards and touchdowns thanks to a stellar showing.