Erdahl: This Could Be Fromm's Heisman Moment

Jake Fromm can't go stat-for-stat with Tua, Trevor and Jalen, but he could match – or surpass – them with clutch play

The DA Show
September 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
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Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts are all on pace for monster seasons – and all figure to be in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Well, Jake Fromm could be right there with them. He won’t be able to match that trio in stats, but in clutch play? Perhaps.

Fromm, a junior, will have that chance this Saturday, as No. 3 Georgia (2-0) hosts No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at 8 p.m. ET.

“Unless you’re Tua or Trevor Lawrence and you’re putting up ridiculous numbers all season long, you kind of need a Heisman moment, especially when you apply it to Jake Fromm,” SEC on CBS reporter Jamie Erdahl said on The DA Show. “I think this could be his this weekend. When you talk about the catalog you put together to be a Heisman contender, you always want to come back to one game or moment in particular, and this certainly is setting up for Jake Fromm to have that under his belt.” 

Fromm has won an SEC title and played for a national title at Georgia, but has unfinished business in Athens. The Bulldogs are heavy favorites against Notre Dame, but even if the Irish hang around, don’t expect Fromm to get rattled.

“I think he is (ready for the season-long spotlight),” Erdahl said. “Like I said about Kirby (Smart being) cool, calm and collected, Jake is definitely a chip off the old block in terms of that personality trait. Someone (at The Athletic) called him Clint Eastwood, which I think is super accurate to Jake Fromm. He is kind of an old cowboy and just can hang in any circumstance when it comes to what position he’s put in on the football field.”

Fromm, by the way, led Georgia to a 20-19 win in South Bend in 2017, finishing 16-of-29 for 141 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He’d love to surpass those numbers in another win over Notre Dame.

“I’m sure he wants kind of a full-circle moment,” Erdahl said.