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Jake Heaps: UW transfer Jacob Eason the ‘prototypical’ NFL quarterback

Feb 7, 2018, 11:51 AM
Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason will return to his home state to play for UW. (AP)...
Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason will return to his home state to play for UW. (AP)
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LISTEN: Jake Heaps evaulates Jacob Eason and UW's 2018 QB class

The Washington Huskies already had a strong class of quarterbacks entering their program for 2018 before Tuesday. But the competition to eventually replace Jake Browning became really intriguing when ex-Georgia QB Jacob Eason made his transfer to UW official.

Eason, who was a five-star recruit out at Lake Stevens High School, has all the tools and makeup necessary to not just be a strong college quarterback but also a big-time NFL prospect, former Seahawks quarterback Jake Heaps told Brock and Salk.

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“In terms of his athletic ability, in terms of his quarterback presence, I mean it’s off the charts in every category,” said Heaps, who is now the director of operations of the Russell Wilson QB Academy. “His size, his arm strength is top-notch; he’s got solid feet. I mean, he is basically the prototypical quarterback that you would be looking at in the NFL.

“… Maybe he doesn’t run a 4.6 40, but everything that you’re looking for, he is that prototypical NFL pocket passer that everyone falls in love with.”

Eason will have to sit out 2018 due to transfer rules, but he’ll be eligible to compete with Colton Yanoff and Jacob Sirmon to replace Browning, who will be a senior next season.

Heaps also talked about Yankoff and Sirmon, both incoming freshman who will competing to be Browning’s backup, in his interview with Brock and Salk. You can listen to that in its entirety at this link.

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