The biggest story from March to August for Georgia football will be the battle between Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm. Will the incumbent Eason retain his starting spot and ensure Fromm gets redshirted in 2017? Or will the true-freshman Fromm surpass Eason to become Georgia’s new starting quarterback?
I predict this to be Eason’s first victory of 2017. Him and Fromm will be neck-and-neck early, but his experience will show more and more as the season nears and he begins to separate himself from Fromm. But that’s not before Fromm gives Eason the biggest push of his football career.
Competition between Steve Young and Joe Montana in the late 1980’s made both quarterbacks much better, the same will happen in Athens when Eason and Fromm compete to become Georgia’s starting quarterback. Both make passes they couldn’t before and both forge strong bonds with the receivers and tight ends.
Running backs and wide receivers
Elsewhere on the Georgia football squad, depth charts at other positions take shape. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel become 1A and 1B while Brian Herrien, Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift fight for the last three spots. Ultimately neither win and are judged week-to-week as the season goes on and coaches will plan on plugging them in where they are most needed depending on the situation.
With Isaiah McKenzie leaving, Georgia embraces early enrollee Jeremiah Holloman into the receiving corps. While he can’t replace the leadership and experience void left by McKenzie, he builds a relationship with Eason and Fromm hat helps him get more reps.
Mark Webb arrives later to give the receiving corps another boost. He and Holloman are built the same and they take on similar roles in the receiving corps. But the extra few months that Holloman had with Eason and the coaching staff pushes him past Webb.