Now that Tua Tagovailoa has made it official that he is forgoing his senior season to go to the NFL what, if any, impact does that have on Jake Fromm?
Jake Fromm refused to talk about what he plans to do as far as the NFL is concerned until after the Sugar Bowl. However, that is all behind us and it is time to figure out what the future holds for the Georgia quarterback.
With Tua Tagovailoa deciding to go to the NFL, that makes Fromm the fifth-best quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, at best. This may be the biggest factor to keep Fromm in school. Every quarterback wants to go in the first round and it would seem that right now, Fromm has a late second-round grade. He could improve that immensely by coming back for his senior year.
Some may say Fromm has nothing left to prove, but nothing could be further from the truth. There were many naysayers that came out of the woodwork this season, and a lot of them were Georgia fans themselves. The faith in Fromm waned this year, much of it unwarranted.
Fromm did have five straight games where he completed less than 50 percent of his throws. However, he ended the season with a throwback to the old Fromm. In the Sugar Bowl against Baylor, Fromm completed 66 percent of his throws with both his starting tackles and starting right guard out of the game.
There is also unfinished business to be considered. Georgia hasn’t made it to the College Football Playoff since Fromm’s freshman season. Fromm is 3-4 in the postseason. He has won an SEC Championship, a CFB Playoff national semifinal, and a Sugar Bowl, but he also lost two SEC Championship Games, a Sugar Bowl, and a National Title Game.
Anyone who’s watched Fromm play and listened to his interviews knows he doesn’t want to go out like that. He loves playing for Georgia and he loves the college experience. There is no way he will want to leave things the way they are.
As far as Georgia’s records go, here is where Fromm currently sits:
- No. 8 Most Passing Attempts – Career 597 (881 behind Aaron Murray)
- No. 7 Most Passing Yards – Career 5,364 (7,802 behind Murray)
- No. 1 Avg. Gain / Pass Attempt – Career 8.98
- No. 4 Most Touchdown Passes – Career 54 (67 behind Murray)
- No. 1 Passing Efficiency Rating – Career 165.79
- No. 1 Completion Percentage – Career 63.3 percent
Fromm won’t be able to rewrite all the records at Georgia if he comes back for his senior year, but the one thing he will have a chance to do is lead them back to a National Title. With Joe Burrow and Tagovailoa going to the NFL, the SEC could be Fromm’s to conquer.