Jacob Eason (born November 17, 1997) is a collegiate American football quarterback for the Washington Huskies. Eason attended Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington, and was rated by Rivals as a five-star recruit. He was ranked as the best pro-style quarterback and best player overall in the 2016 class. Eason committed to the University of Georgia to play college football on July 19, 2014. On January 12, 2018, he announced via his Twitter account that he would transfer from the University of Georgia. On February 6, 2018 he officially transferred to the University of Washington. He had to sit out the 2018 season because of NCAA transfer eligibility rules.
|Washington Huskies – No. 10|
|Bowl games||2018 Rose Bowl|
|High school||Lake Stevens (WA)|
|Born:||November 17, 1997|
Lake Stevens, Washington
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eason was born to Tony and Christine Eason and was raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. His father, Tony Eason, played college football at the University of Notre Dame, but is not the Tony Eason who played for the New England Patriots. As a freshman at Lake Stevens, he played in four games and completed 21 of 50 pass attempts (42%) for 458 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. The following year, he played in ten games and threw 350 passes, completing 209 (59.7%) of them for 2,941 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. In 2014, he played in all 11 games for Lake Stevens and led them to a 9-2 record. He finished his junior year completing 197 of 287 passes (68.6%) for 2,829 yards, 32 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Rival's named him their Junior of the Year in 2014. During his last season at Lake Stevens, he played in 13 games, completed 235-of-338 (69.5%) pass attempts for 3,585 yards, 43 touchdowns and six interceptions. In his senior season he led them to a 12-1 record and took them all the way to the state semifinals against Skyline but ended up losing 34-37. He finished his career at Lake Stevens completing 662 out of 1,025 pass attempts for 9,813 passing yards, 102 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions, while appearing in a total of 38 games. He was ranked as the best pro-style quarterback and best player overall in the 2016 class.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Lake Stevens, WA||Lake Stevens High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||207 lb (94 kg)||N/A||Jul 20, 2014|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN grade: 89|
|Overall recruiting rankings:|
He was rated a five-star recruit by Rivals, 247sports, and Scout. Rivals had Eason ranked as the top quarterback in the nation and as the 7th top prospect in the nation. Eason was a highly sought after recruit, receiving offers from Florida, Miami, Alabama, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, among many others. On July 20, 2014, he committed to the University of Georgia.    
Eason enrolled early at Georgia during the spring of 2016. Although he was not named the starter going into season opener, he came in for Georgia's fourth possession against North Carolina for senior Greyson Lambert and subsequently completed 8 of 12 passes for 131 passing yards and threw his first career collegiate touchdown. #18 Georgia went on to defeat #22 North Carolina 33-24. The following week, Eason earned his first career start against Nicholls State and finished completing 11 of 20 passes for 204-yards and a touchdown. Eason then led Georgia to a comeback victory over Missouri after he threw the game-winning touchdown on 4th and 10 to Isaiah McKenzie with only 1:29 left in the game. He finished the game with 29/55 pass attempts for 309 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, and one interception. On September 24, 2016, #12 Georgia would suffer their first loss to #23 Ole Miss with Eason completing only 16 of 36 pass attempts for 137 passing yards and one interception. On October 15, 2016, Eason threw for a 346 passing yards and completed 27 out of 40 pass attempts in Georgia's 16-17 loss to Vanderbilt. On November 12, 2016, he helped Georgia defeat #9 Auburn after completing 20/31 pass attempts for 208 yards.
During the off-season, the highly recruited quarterback Jake Fromm came in. Eason, however, was named the starter for the 2017 season. In the first game of the season against Appalachian State, Eason injured his knee. Fromm became the starter and led the Bulldogs to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game.
On January 9, the Seattle Times published an article reporting that Eason had plans to transfer to the University of Washington, which would require that he sit out the 2018 season. The transfer was officially announced on February 6.
Eason won the starting job for the 2019 season. In his first start for the Huskies against Eastern Washington, he completed 27 of 36 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns as Washington won 47–14.
- Arnold, Keith (June 2, 2014). "Irish offer legacy QB Jacob Eason". Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- "Michigan's QB offer barrage continues: 2016 5-star pocket passer Jacob Eason the latest target".
- "Junior of the Year: Five-star QB Jacob Eason".
- "MaxPreps Player Profile: Jacob Reason". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Rivals.com bio".
- "Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason takes steps to become the best". Seattle Times. September 1, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- "Rivals.com: Prospect 307". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- McLaughlin, Brian (April 15, 2015). "Get to know: Jacob Eason is Georgia's top-rated QB since Matt Stafford". Sporting News. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- "Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason, a top recruit for the Class of 2016, commits to Georgia".
- "Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason commits to Georgia".
- "Lake Stevens QB Eason says 'everything fit perfectly' at Georgia".
- Brandon Surge (September 3, 2016). "While Georgia started Grayson Lambert, Jacob Eason gave Bulldogs much needed spark". Macon.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- "Georgia Bulldogs: Jacob Eason". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- "Sports-Reference:Jacob Eason". Sports preference.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- Adam, Jude (January 9, 2018). "Sources: Georgia QB Jacob Eason, the former Lake Stevens star, expected to transfer to UW". Seattle Times. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
- Bonagura, Kyle (February 6, 2018). "Former Georgia QB Jacob Eason's transfer to Washington now official". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- Stone, Larry (August 31, 2019). "With record Husky debut, UW quarterback Jacob Eason proves anything is possible". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 1, 2019.