Chris Petersen names Jacob Eason as Huskies' starting quarterback

Washington head coach Chris Petersen named junior transfer Jacob Eason the Huskies' starting quarterback for the 2019 season Friday. Eason, who redshirted the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules, played in 13 games as a freshman at the University of Georgia before transferring to Washington. During the 2016 season in Athens, Eason completed 204 of his 370 pass attempts for 2,430 yards, the fourth most by a freshman in Georgia history.

Petersen added that sophomore quarterback Jake Haener will also get playing time in the Huskies' first game of the year against Eastern Washington.

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