With the seemingly final 53-man roster released, Jake Fromm was one of the question marks to make the roster. Many fans, including myself, thought he did not do enough during camp in order to make the roster. However, in a press conference Monday, Brandon Beane said he “saw enough during 11-on-11 work from Jake Fromm to feel he deserved to be on the Bills roster”. Beane also added how “he’d hate to release him and never have seen him play in a game for us”.
So, whether it be because of his play or solely due to his draft position, Jake Fromm finds himself on the active roster. However, we may never see him on the field this year, and that is what I will be discussing in this article. I will review Fromm’s current situation and his potential future at 1 Bills Drive throughout. So, before that, let’s go over how he got to the roster in the first place.
Illustrious High School Career
Jake Fromm began his High School career slow in his freshman year, but would transform into a beast. He would go an impressive 28-8 in his three full years starting at Houston County high school in Georgia. Being ranked at 132 overall and 13 among QB’s in his recruiting class per ESPN, it was obvious that he was a special talent. All you had to do was look at his stats.
Jake would finish with just over 12,000 yards, only 260 away from breaking the state record. Jake Fromm is second behind this other quarterback you might know: Deshaun Watson. He was nothing short of spectacular, averaging 323 yards and three touchdowns a game. On top of football, Jake From played baseball for just his sophomore season, accumulating an impressive .307 average.
Obviously, being such a decorated athlete and a 4.0 student, he received major college interest. Compiling 12 scholarship offers, from universities such as MSU and Alabama, he would stay in-state and play for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs of Georgia.
Continued UGA Football Success
Immediately stepping into the starting role in his Freshman season, Jake Fromm would continue his winning. With 2,600 yards and 24 touchdowns, Jake would help lead his team to a 12-1 regular-season record. After beating Auburn in the SEC Championship throwing two touchdowns, Georgia would make the College Football Playoff. Then after another 200-yard and two-touchdown performance in the Rose Bowl, he and the Bulldogs would fall in the CFP against Alabama with a poor performance, having thrown two interceptions.
This would be the closest he would get to the illustrious trophy. However, he would still have solid production for the next two seasons before the NFL draft. Jake Fromm would post an impressive 36-7 record but would average only 200 yards a game. But having a touchdown to interception ratio of 3:1 is the most intriguing to me. With his success in High School being continued to Georgia, it’s safe to say that this guy is a serial winner.
With the 167th Overall Pick… Jake Fromm
Hopefully, all of you know Buffalo selected Jake From in this year’s draft. The 5th round pick would immediately become the third-string quarterback behind shorts model, Josh Allen, and Bitcoin Barkley. But, there is an argument that even though there wasn’t a glaring need at the position, he’s an incredible value. Personally, I thought he might be able to go potentially in the third or fourth round.
Realistically, I don’t see Jake from State Fromm doing much in his rookie season unless an injury befalls the two guys in front of him. Most likely, he’ll be inactive during games and will be a COVID safety blanket. In the near future, I see him taking Matt Barkley’s role and developing into something of a Brissett situation. I believe with the right development under Josh and coach Ken Dorsey, he will one day be an everyday starting QB. But for now, I’m happy to have such a talented guy as a third-stringer on a deep roster.