Low Risk High Reward fantasy QB stash
40-yard dash: 4.89 seconds
2020 Age: 23
Jacob Eason has landed at a perfect spot with the Colts, sat behind an established veteran in Philip Rivers for a year or so and under the guidance of Frank Reich who has worked with a number of top Quarterbacks in his time from Peyton Manning to Carson Wentz and Andrew Luck. He’s deemed to be a quarterback whisperer.
I had Eason ranked in my top 6 QBs coming into this draft and he is going undrafted in some Superflex fantasy leagues which I find bizarre for a guy who some scouts and general managers had tipped to go be Tom Brady’s successor. So why now is it he’s going undrafted?
“I’d take Eason in Round one. He has some talent, especially in that arm which is really live.” said a former NFL General manager.
PROS: Eason is a developmental prospect behind a backup to quarterback Philip Rivers. A Big, strong armed QB who’s good in the pocket and has good pocket mobility, especially for a 6 foot 6 guy. Eason has also shown when he needs to that he has more than capable ability to extend the play with his legs.
CONS: He has been inconsistent at making plays and reading the defences. He also tries too many times to force the ball long into crowded coverage. I feel with good coaching and under Frank Reich and Philip Rivers these can be all tidied up.
Jacob Eason has all the tools to be a high end starting quarterback at the NFL level. It’s likely that Rivers plays at least two years here in Indy. Eason had a good year with the Huskies, tossing for 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns. He will probably be the QB3 this year but I feel he could compete for the starting job in 2021 with Brissett under contact until the end of the 2020 season. I feel given the above that he’s a low risk high reward pick up.
So go check the waiver wires in your leagues and stash him in your Taxi slots.