One of college football’s most accomplished quarterbacks is moving onto the NFL.
And it happens to be someone who just might fit in the Bears’ future plans:
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— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) January 8, 2020
And with that, this class of draft-eligible quarterbacks is that much deeper.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on Wednesday. Fromm will forgo his senior season with the Bulldogs to take on the next challenge in his football life, quarterbacking at the highest level.
Fromm had a heckuva career at Georgia. He quarterbacked the Bulldogs to a SEC championship and got them to the championship game as a true freshman, was a Rose Bowl champion in 2018 and Sugar Bowl champ in 2020, went 3-0 against arch-rival Florida, and racked up 8,236 passing yards, 78 touchdowns, was intercepted just 18 times, and completed 63 percent of his passes. Those are some pretty impressive stats from a quarterback who was a five-star recruit coming out of high school.
Fromm is a battle-tested college prospect who knocked off a pair of fellow five-star recruits (Jacob Eason, Justin Fields) to take (then retain) a starting job, led a traditional SEC power to the cusp of championship glory as a true freshman, and has been a steady signal caller since being given the ball. Lauded more for his poise, moxie, and intangibles than his arm strength and athleticism, Fromm might not be a slam-dunk first-round pick. But Fromm appears to be the type of quarterback who goes in Round 2, learns a system, and can develop into a starter at some point down the line.
In that vein, we have discussed Fromm at several points during the past NFL season. Whether it has been in a mock draft scenario or as one of the top-5 draft-eligible prospects to watch during Bowl Season, Fromm has been a fixture when gazing into the future. And now that he has declared for the draft, I have a hunch we’ll see his name connected with the Bears between now and April.