Former Georgia QB Jake Fromm makes Buffalo Bills 53-man roster

Former Georgia football QB Jake Fromm has made the Buffalo Bills final 53-man roster ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

Good news came out of Buffalo, NY for Georgia football fans this Saturday.  Former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has officially made the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

Fromm, who ranks fourth all-time in passing yards (8,224) and second all-time in passing touchdowns (78) at UGA, made the cut over now free agent quarterback Davis Webb.

Fromm has a winning mentality that will translate very well to the NFL.  He helped lead the Bulldogs to Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl victories in his three seasons at Georgia.  He is a pro-style quarterback that will manage games very efficiently when his number is called.

The Bills now have three quarterbacks on their roster including starter Josh Allen and backups Matt Barkley and Fromm.

Former Georgia QB Jake Fromm receives new jersey number from Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have announced the new number for former Georgia football QB Jake Fromm.

Living in the bitter cold of Buffalo, New York, just on the border of Canada will definitely take some getting used to for the fishing, hunting country kid that is Jake Fromm.

Fromm was selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills with the 167th pick.

The Bills announced the jersey numbers for their new incoming rookies on Thursday.

Fromm will wear #10 for Buffalo next season, saying goodbye to the #11 that’s been with him throughout his Houston County and UGA days.

#11 currently isn’t taken by anyone on the Bills. It will be fun to see Fromm in a new uniform with a new number, starting a new chapter of his career in Buffalo.

BillsWire grades Buffalo’s selection of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

BillsWire gives Buffalo’s draft selection of Georgia QB Jake Fromm a grade.

Bills Wire has graded all of the team’s draft picks, including their round 5 selection of former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm.

Fromm was selected 167th, sliding a little bit further than expected. He was ranked as the top available player for be drafted for a while but was passed on due to specific positional needs for many teams.

The Bills pick came as a bit of a shocker, considering they likely have their franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, who is entering his 3rd season coming off of an AFC Wild Card loss.

BillsWire gave Buffalo a B for the Fromm pick.

They said his draft stock might have fallen a little bit due to his combine performance, but his in-game intelligence, solid career numbers and winning drive is what could make him look like a more attractive backup than Matt Barkley, who is signed through next year.

Bills GM on Jake Fromm: ‘He’ll have to earn a spot’

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane says former Georgia football QB Jake Fromm will have to ‘earn a spot’.

The Buffalo Bills selected Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm with 167th pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, which was not expected by many.

Fromm remained the best available player on the board for a while, but many teams needed other positions filled rather than a quarterback and passed on him.

The Bills were thought to be one of the teams who would pass on Fromm, with a rising star quarterback in Josh Allen on their roster, but Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane just couldn’t pass on Fromm so late.

“I wouldn’t have told you going into the day that (Fromm) was on our radar. But we had him in a spot that you just can’t ignore,” said Beane.

“He’s a winner at the highest level of college. He’s got all the intangibles.”

Allen just came off his sophomore season, throwing for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 58.8% completion percentage.  He led the Bills to the playoffs on a 10-6 season, where they lost in the AFC Wild Card game to the Houston Texans 22-19.

On top of that, Buffalo has also recently extended its backup QB Matt Barkley.

“He’ll have to earn a spot,” Beane said. “I don’t know if he could knock Matt Barkley.”

It will be interesting to see how the situation with Fromm unravels in Buffalo, but it is obvious the organization sees something they like in him.  Fromm will have an equal opportunity to earn his spot and only time will tell what happens, but the Bills stole a great QB late in the draft.

Jake Fromm of Georgia football all over draft boards

Jake Fromm of Georgia football all over NFL mock draft boards

Three-year starter Jake Fromm led UGA football teams which won 13, 11 and 12 games and reached the SEC championship game three years in a row, after a triple of excellent 11-1 regular seasons. He exits Georgia as perhaps the most successful quarterback in school history, looking at these standards, although the peak for team success was back in his true freshman, national runner-up, SEC championship season. Fromm did not throw a whole lot as a freshman, though, the fabled Georgia ground game pounding the way.

I have seen Fromm all over mock draft boards since the start of his junior season, from late in the first round, to well into the second round, to the third.

Sources told me his NFL stock surged highest after the SECCG of 2018, when he threw more and displayed deft touch, almost unseating Alabama in the rematch. Without an experienced receiving core in 2019 and with now-departed offensive coordinator James Coley leaning on D’Andre Swift and calling predictable plays, Fromm struggled late in the season. His NFL readiness clearly came into question, and he has never had the strongest arm. He is an excellent leader and fine young man, a tough dude, a gamer.

Dec 7, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is sacked by LSU Tigers safety Grant Delpit (7) during the first half in the 2019 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Getting blown out by eventual national champion LSU and taking this tough tackle had to have played into his decision not to return for a senior season, with four offensive line starters also not coming back. Fromm still had fairly good numbers when wide receiver Lawrence Cager was healthy, and he played well in the Sugar Bowl win over Baylor as wideout George Pickens finally fully came into his own and won offensive bowl MVP.

The Fromm era ended with lots of heartbreaking disappointments and some bright spots. He has the all-time completion percentage record at the University of Georgia. That is a hard stat to top, when you also look at all those wins he captained, with different key guys around him.

He may be the fourth quarterback taken, after Joe Burrows from LSU, Tua Tagoviloa from Bama and Justin Herbert from Oregon. He will probably go one QB slot ahead of his one-time UGA backup, Jacob Eason. The New England Patriots reportedly like Fromm, and he could be teamed up with my favorite Georgia player of the coach Kirby Smart era, Sony Michel.

Twitter reacts: Jake Fromm declares for NFL Draft

Fromm is one of the finest to ever suit up in red and black. Rightfully so, Bulldog Nation reacts with gratitude.

Georgia’s 2020 offensive rebuild just got a lot harder. Junior quarterback Jake Fromm, who started all but the first game of his collegiate career, has declared to forego his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

Fromm finishes his career donning silver britches having won 36 games (including the 2017 season opener in which he relieved an injured Jacob Eason and never looked back) and heaving led the Dawgs to three consecutive SEC East titles, one SEC title, and a Rose Bowl victory along the way.

He is the third Bulldog quarterback to finish his tenure undefeated when starting against the Florida Gators. The other two: John Rauch from 1945-1948 and Buck Belue from 1979-1981.

He never lost to Tennessee or Georgia Tech, either.

The decision is surprising to some, as Fromm’s 2019 completion percentage was his lowest in his three years in Athens.

He entered his final season as a projected first round pick, but without three of his favorite receivers from 2018 and with new starters struggling to separate, Fromm has fallen in mock drafts.

Regardless of where he’s drafted, Jake Fromm is one of the finest quarterbacks to ever suit up in red and black. Rightfully so, the Bulldog Nation has reacted with immense gratitude.