It took just over 24 hours.
Just over 24 hours after The Washington Huskies announced that Jacob Eason was going to be their starting quarterback for the 2019 season, RS- sophomore QB Jake Haener has announced that he is leaving the program. Today the university has released a statement stating that Haener has left the program and will be looking to transfer. Friday morning head coach Chris Petersen announced that Haener, who was the 2nd string QB last season behind Jake Browning, would see meaningful playing time in the home opener against Eastern Washington
Haener played in four games last season, completing 9-of-13 passes for 107 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He was in a heated quarterback competition with University of Georgia transfer and Lake Stevens High School graduate Jacob Eason since last spring. The departure of Haener leaves just three QB’s on the roster. Junior - Jacob Eason, RS-Freshman Jacob Sirmon, and true freshman - Dylan Morris.
According to coach Petersen, Haener was still high on the list of Husky priorities and was set to see significant playing time particularly in game one.
Knowing how quickly things can change during during a college football season, did Haener jump ship too soon? Chime in below.