Jacob Eason versus Jake Fromm headlines the depth chart on offense. Both quarterbacks have strengths that the other does not have. But they are also both extremely talented and will only get better through competition.
But I think Eason wins the battle to retain the starting spot. He came in as a third stringer last year and had to work his way up to being a starter, a job he earned early in 2016 and never lost. He’s played in the Georgia dome, in eight SEC games and the rivalry against Georgia Tech. His experience will put him over Fromm.
Fromm will be second string on the depth chart, but only in case of an injury to Eason. If Eason stays healthy, Fromm will be getting redshirted to get an extra year of separation between him and Eason.
As for the running backs, there will be no change. Chubb and Michel returning ensures that. But I expect to see more Brian Herrien and Elijah Holyfield than we did in 2016. I could also see D’Andre Swift competing for playing time as well.
Both Christian Payne and Glenn Welch return as well so there won’t be any changes at fullback.
Quarterback and Running backs
Starter: Jacob Eason
QB2: Jake Fromm
QB3: Brice Ramsey
RB1: Nick Chubb
RB2: Sony Michel
RB3: Brian Herrien
RB4: Elijah Holyfield
FB1: Christian Payne
FB2: Glenn Welch