Former Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm loves a good challenge, and while the NFL process hasn’t gone quite like Dawg fans all thought it would, he will possibly get a chance to prove himself this week.
The New York Giants will likely name Fromm the starter this week for their Sunday game against the Los Angeles Chargers after getting picked up off the Buffalo Bills squad.
While Fromm went in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and some believe he isn’t an NFL player, there is one thing about him that no one should count out — he is a competitor who loves proving people wrong.
He earned the starting job at Georgia after Jacob Eason got hurt and eventually won the job for the rest of the year. Fromm loves to battle and compete, so the fact he is getting this shot means he won’t take it for granted.
Former Georgia football quarterback Jake Fromm loves a challenge and will run with starting opportunity.
Fansided’s New York Giants site expert Matt Lombardo conducted interviews with a few NFL personnel executives and coaches — while mixed responses, the quarterback will likely get his shot on Sunday.
Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones is still rehabbing a neck injury, and backup Mike Glennon suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Dolphins, so Fromm is likely their only option.
That coach told FanSided that he loved how Fromm managed the pocket and made good decisions.
While at Georgia, Fromm saw action in 43 games, completed 63% of his passes for 8,224 yards, 78 touchdowns, and just 18 interceptions. He played against some of the toughest competition in college football and had a lot of success.
Tony Racioppi, who worked with Fromm at the Manning Passing Camp, gave insight into the quarterback and why he is a good player.
“He’s a smart, quick processor,” Racioppi tells FanSided. “Has quick feet in the pocket and very accurate with the football, for the most part.”
The only downside to this situation is that Fromm hasn’t had that long to build much of a relationship with his new teammates and learn much of the playbook. He has been in with the team for less than two weeks, so that’s tough, but the guy is a film junkie who loves to learn. We all saw it while he was playing at Georgia.
However, Fromm was a true freshman when he led the Dawgs to a national title game and their first SEC Championship since 2005.
He is a competitor, someone who likes a challenge and who hasn’t been given a chance yet outside of some preseason snaps. Fromm deserves this chance because while he isn’t a typical NFL guy, he brings to the table a determining factor that is unmatched. He will sacrifice and give the team whatever they need to make something happen.
Giants fans should be excited to see what he can do because Fromm loves to prove people wrong.
While he may not have the arm strength of a standard NFL quarterback, his football IQ is incredible, and that intelligence could help him on Sunday get a win for the Giants.
Jake Fromm knows what kind of opportunity this is for him, and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see him show out and try to be a guy the Giants can look to when they need another quarterback.