UGA Football: Kirby Smart Opens QB Competition

It’s not the kind of program a top five team usually has. After a 41-0 thumping over SEC rival Tennessee, you’d think the UGA football team had all of its in-house problems solved. Not so fast.

Jacob Eason was the undisputed No. 1 quarterback heading into the season before a knee injury sidelined him. Despite now being healthy, he’ll have to win his job back all over again according to Dawgs247.

In Eason’s absence, Jake Fromm has led the Bulldogs to a 5-0 start with wins over Notre Dame and Mississippi State. He’s completed only 59 percent of his passes, but he’s manage to avoid making too many mistakes with a TD-INT ration of 4:1.

With Fromm’s strong performance in Eason’s absence, head coach Kirby Smart isn’t willing to hand the job back over the Eason just because he is closing in on returning to 100 percent.

Instead, we’ll have a quarterback competition on our hands, Smart announced on Monday.

“I’ll be just like last week,” Smart said. “It’ll be evaluated in practice.”

The Bulldogs schedule is going to get more challenging to close out the season. Georgia has Vanderbilt this week, before meetings with the Florida Gators, Auburn Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

UGA is capable of beating all of these opponents, but it’s best to nip this budding quarterback controversy as soon as possible. There are no shortage of cautionary tales warning teams and coaches of the dangers of having “two starting quarterbacks.”

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