Washington QB Jacob Eason Declares for 2020 NFL Draft

UW quarterback Jacob Eason has declared for the NFL Draft.
UW quarterback Jacob Eason has declared for the NFL Draft. | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Former Georgia signal caller, and current Washington Huskies quarterback Jacob Eason has announced his plans to forego his last year of NCAA eligibility and declare for the 2020 draft, he announced Thursday.

Eason posted a heartfelt message to the UW faithful recounting his time in Washington, and will be the program's second quarterback in three years to take his talents to the NFL, following behind four-year signal caller Jake Browning, who is now playing for the Vikings.

A 5-star recruit out of Lake Stevens high school in Washington, Eason had originally committed to play for the Bulldogs in 2014 before announcing in 2018 that he would enter his name into the NCAA's transfer portal. His second recruitment eventually landed him back in his home state, where he was awarded the starting job by head coach Chris Peterson.

In 13 starts, Eason threw for 3,132 yards and 23 touchdowns in Peterson's offense. He guided his team to a dominant 38-7 victory over No. 19 Boise State in the 2019 Las Vegas Bowl, going 22-of-32 for 210 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Eason is rated as the fifth-best QB prospect according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller. He's expected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft.