Kirby Smart addressed the media on Monday in his weekly press conferences. One of the main topics was, of course, the quarterback situation. The media wanted to know since Jacob Eason is getting healthy, what will happen with Fromm. Smart addressed the media about the situation in the best way he could by saying each quarterback has a job to do right now and that is what they need to focus on.
The two jobs for the quarterbacks is for Eason to get healthy and be part of the game plan. Fromm’s is to focus on getting better on the field. Smart made it clear each guy had a visual plan in place that needs to be executed.
“I’m going to say it again. The focus for Jacob Eason is to get healthy and be part of this game plan and learn what to do. The focus for Fromm is to focus on improving and getting better,” Smart said. “The point for both of them is to have team vision, to have the goal to make the team better. Both are working on that. It’s not just about them individually. Jacob Eason has to focus on getting healthy, getting 100%. Jake Fromm has to focus on getting better and improving. While they’re both doing that, they both have the team goal and vision in mind.”
On the topic of who will start once Eason is completely healthy, Smart said that he just wants the quarterback who will give the team the best chance of winning to play. He then went on to elaborate:
“I’ll be honest with you, I want the one that gives us the best opportunity to win to play quarterback,” Smart said.”You tell me, who is that? Tell me who it is. I can’t answer that. It’s based on the performance during the week. How do I look at it? I look at it like Malkom Parrish. Does anybody know? Did you all count the reps or any of that? Malkom Parrish was coming off an injury. I know he plays a different position, but Malkom Parrish played some on third down. He didn’t play the whole time, but you could argue he’s a starter. He’s a starter. Why didn’t he go out there and start? He’s 100%. He’s able to do some things but not everything. I view every position the same where competition creates and breeds success. That’s what we’ve sold this program on. Developing competition throughout practice and it will continue to be that way at all positions.”
Only time will tell where these two talented quarterbacks stand how the competition plays out, but Georgia is a better team with both a healthy Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm to rely on for the season.
Check out Kirby Smarts press conference below
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