Jake Fromm

Washington Redskins
Quarterback #4
Washington Redskins
Quarterback #4

Jake Fromm News

Signs futures deal

The Commanders signed Fromm to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Analysis: Fromm joined the Commanders' practice squad in mid-October and spent the entire campaign there. The 2020 fifth-round pick made three appearances with the Giants in 2021, completing 45 percent of his passes and throwing three picks, but he's yet to see any NFL action outside of the span.

Jan 10, 2023 11:23 AM EST

Joins Commanders' practice squad

Washington is signing Fromm to the practice squad Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Postreports.

Analysis: Fromm gets a chance on the Commanders' practice squad, as the team works to bolster its QB depth with Carson Wentz (finger) expected to miss some time. He logged three appearances with the Giants last season, throwing one touchdown and three interceptions with an unimpressive 3.5 yards per attempt.

Oct 18, 2022 7:11 AM EST

Another poor showing in finale

Fromm completed 15 of 31 passes for 103 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the Giants' 22-7 loss to Washington on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 53 yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: The young signal-caller was better than the last time he'd drawn a start Week 16, when he threw for all of 25 yards on a 35.3 percent completion rate before getting the hook. However, with Mike Glennon (wrist) unavailable Sunday, Fromm went the distance and did manage to throw his first career touchdown pass, a 22-yarder to Darius Slayton early in the fourth quarter. Given the forgettable results he generated in his few opportunities this season, it remains to be seen if the 2020 fifth-round pick of the Bills has any type of 2022 opportunity awaiting in New York.

Jan 9, 2022 4:23 PM EST

In line for Week 18 start

Fromm is lined up to serve as the Giants' starting quarterback for Sunday's season finale against Washington after head coach Joe Judge said Monday that Mike Glennon (wrist) won't be available, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Glennon is headed for surgery on his left (non-throwing) wrist, an injury the veteran signal-caller picked up during his dreadful four-completion, four-turnover outing in the 29-3 loss to the Bears in Week 17. The Giants swapped back to Glennon for the Week 17 contest after Fromm struggled mightily in his first career start against the Eagles in Week 16, when he completed six of 17 attempts for 25 yards and one interception before being benched midway through the third quarter. Glennon showed last week that the floor for the New York passing attack can be even lower, but Fromm's initial start doesn't offer much evidence that he'll be a dramatically better option. Even if the game versus Washington starts to turn non-competitive in the second half, it wouldn't be surprising if the Giants leaned heavily on the ground attack rather than relying on Fromm's arm to grind out first downs.

Jan 3, 2022 1:52 PM EST

Headed back to No. 2 role

Fromm will serve as the Giants' No. 2 quarterback in Sunday's game against the Bears and isn't expected to be used as part of a timeshare with starter Mike Glennon, who returns to the lineup after a one-game benching, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Fromm's run as the Giants' starting quarterback will end after just one game, a testament to how truly disastrous he was in his first extended NFL action during last week's 34-10 loss to the Eagles. Before being pulled midway through the third quarter, Fromm completed only six of 17 attempts for 25 yards and an interception while carrying three times for 12 yards. Glennon replaced him and didn't fare much better (17-for-27 for 93 yards, one touchdown and one interception), but the Giants may feel that the 32-year-old veteran gives the team a better chance at competing down the stretch than Fromm. More likely than not, the Giants will look to move on from Fromm and Glennon and bring in another quarterback (or two) in 2022 to provide insurance behind Daniel Jones (neck), who is expected to reclaim the starting role when he returns from injury next season.

Jan 2, 2022 6:32 AM EST

Expected to play Sunday

Fromm and Mike Glennon are expected to take snaps at quarterback during Sunday's game against the Bears, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Fromm was replaced by Glennon in the second half of Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles after he completed six of 17 passes for 25 yards and an interception in his first NFL start. Although the 23-year-old struggled prior to being replaced in Week 16, he's still expected to see playing time against Chicago. Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that the starting quarterback will be determined based on each player's performance in practice this week.

Dec 29, 2021 7:16 AM EST

Poor performance in first start

Fromm started Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles and completed six of 17 passes for 25 yards with no touchdowns and one interception while also rushing three times for 12 yards and committing a fumble that was recovered by the offense. He was replaced by Mike Glennon with 7:48 remaining in the third quarter.

Analysis: The second-year signal-caller's NFL starting debut thus lasted little more than a half of extremely poor play. Despite the disastrous numbers, given that Mike Glennon is a free agent this offseason and is therefore not in the team's long-term plans, it wouldn't be surprising to see Fromm back under center to at least open the Week 17 road matchup against the Bears.

Dec 26, 2021 3:35 PM EST

Still on track for Week 16 start

The Giants will have Fromm make his first NFL start Sunday against the Eagles, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Head coach Joe Judge wasn't willing to confirm the Giants' plans at quarterback following the team's final practice of the week Friday, but multiple reports heading into the weekend suggested the team would make the change from Mike Glennon -- who started the previous three games -- to Fromm. Schefter also reported Sunday that the Giants intend to bring back Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback for 2022, but if he plays well over the final three games of the regular season, Fromm should get the chance to prove he's worthy of keeping around as a backup option. The former Georgia standout made his NFL debut in relief of a struggling Glennon in last week's loss to Dallas, completing six of 12 attempts for 82 yards.

Dec 26, 2021 5:29 AM EST

Likely to start over Glennon

The Giants are planning to have Fromm make his first career start in Sunday's game in Philadelphia, though head coach Joe Judge has yet to formally appoint the 23-year-old for the nod, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Judge said Monday that both Fromm and Mike Glennon -- who went 0-3 while starting each of the past three contests -- would both be evaluated in practices Wednesday through Friday before a Week 16 starter was named, but all signs point to the second-year signal-caller out of Georgia directing the offense. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Fromm was the first quarterback to take reps at Thursday's practice, which suggests the Giants are ready to give his first extended trial at the NFL level. Fromm made his professional debut in relief of a struggling Glennon in last week's loss to the Cowboys, completing six of 12 attempts for 82 yards. Since Fromm has been with the organization for less than a month, the Giants will presumably simplify the game plan and lean heavily on the ground attack Sunday, so long as the game script allows for it. As such, Fromm likely won't have much appeal outside of fantasy leagues that start two quarterbacks or have a superflex spot.

Dec 24, 2021 9:53 AM EST

Could start Week 16

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Fromm and Mike Glennon will be evaluated in practice this week before the team names a starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: With the 4-10 Giants effectively having fallen out of the playoff race and with Daniel Jones (neck) shut down for the season, the organization may be incentivized to see what it has in the 23-year-old Fromm, who has more theoretical upside at this stage of his career than Glennon, a 32-year-old journeyman on an expiring deal. Though Glennon has started each of the past three games with Jones out of the lineup, he's completed 51 percent of his throws for 4.6 yards per attempt and a 2:5 TD:INT while guiding New York to a 0-3 record. After Glennon was pulled late in the fourth quarter of last weekend's 21-6 loss to the Cowboys, Fromm came on and completed six of 12 attempts for 82 yards. The performance was nothing special, but it may be enough for Fromm to supplant Glennon atop the depth chart.

Dec 20, 2021 6:49 PM EST

Set for backup role again

Fromm will back up Mike Glennon on Sunday at the Chargers after the latter cleared the concussion protocol Friday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: The potential existed for Fromm to earn his first NFL action with Glennon subject to an examination from an independent neurologist in order to play this weekend. Instead, Glennon will get a second spot start for Daniel Jones, who hasn't been cleared for contact as he deals with a strained neck. As a result, Fromm seemingly is one play away from seeing his initial regular-season snap as a pro after he logged time during the 2021 preseason with the Bills.

Dec 10, 2021 3:58 PM EST

Could get Week 14 start

Fromm is expected to prepare for his first NFL start Sunday against the Chargers during practices this week with the statuses of Daniel Jones (neck) and Mike Glennon (concussion) uncertain, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: After being signed off the Bills' practice squad last Tuesday, Fromm served as the backup to Glennon in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins. Though Glennon took every snap in the contest, he was diagnosed with a concussion afterward. While Jones has yet to be cleared for contact and is considered week-to-week, Glennon's status is more up in the air, given the volatile nature of recovery timelines for concussions. At the very least, Glennon seems unlikely to clear the protocol before the Giants resume practicing Wednesday, setting Fromm up to take all the first-team reps to begin the week. The 23-year-old's lone NFL action has come with Buffalo in the 2021 preseason, with Fromm completing 21 of 36 attempts for 172 yards and no touchdowns while taking five sacks. He also added 17 yards and a touchdown on three carries.

Dec 6, 2021 11:25 AM EST

Set for backup duties

Coach Joe Judge said Friday that Fromm is expected to operate as the No. 2 quarterback during Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Fromm joined the Giants on Tuesday when the team signed him off Buffalo's practice squad. With Daniel Jones (neck) out for Week 13, Mike Glennon is primed to step into the starting lineup.

Dec 3, 2021 8:55 AM EST

Picked up by Giants

The Giants have signed Fromm from the Bills' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Fromm spent the first half of the month on Buffalo's practice squad COVID-19 list. With Daniel Jones (neck) deemed doubtful for New York's Week 13 matchup with the Dolphins, the Georgia product projects to back up Mike Glennon under center should Jones not be able to go. Fromm has yet to see any snaps on the field during his young NFL tenure.

Nov 30, 2021 3:55 PM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

Fromm was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Chris Jenkins of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Fromm was placed on the Bills' practice squad COVID-19 list on Nov. 2, and he has now been cleared to resume practicing. It remains to be seen if Fromm will be elevated to the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Jets.

Nov 11, 2021 8:54 AM EST

Placed on practice squad COVID-19 list

Fromm was placed on the Bills' practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Fromm was selected by the Bills in the fifth-round of the 2020 draft and has been working with the practice squad since. Once he is cleared to resume practicing, he will likely need at least Josh Allen or Mitchell Trubisky to be unable to play, to move up from the practice squad.

Nov 2, 2021 1:44 PM EST

Reverts to Buffalo's practice squad

Fromm was one of 15 players signed to the Bills' practice squad Wednesday, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: It's a mild surprise Fromm wasn't scooped up by another team given some of the promise he's started to show at such an important position, but he'll stick with the Bills, the team that drafted him in Round 6 of 2020. Fellow quarterback Davis Webb was also signed to the practice squad, so it's not yet clear which player the Bills consider their No. 3 behind Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky.

Sep 1, 2021 2:17 PM EST

Not one of two QBs kept

Fromm was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Fromm had a decent preseason with a 76.8 rating in the finale against the Packers that followed a 74.2 rating in Preseason Week 1 against the Lions (he only played sparingly in the second preseason game vs. Chicago). He has started to show the poise he always exhibited as a Georgia Bulldog, but in the end the Bills decided to enter the regular season with just Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky. There's a decent chance Fromm has a spot on the practice squad waiting for him, though we'd also guess he could be a decent waiver-wire target for a team looking for a QB project.

Aug 31, 2021 3:01 PM EST

Finally makes pro debut

Fromm completed eight of 13 passes for 65 yards without a touchdown or interception in Friday's preseason win over the Lions, good for a 74.2 rating.

Analysis: Fromm's highlight was leading the team on its final drive to a game-winning field goal after initially struggling by taking two drive-ending sacks on previous possessions. Even though this is Fromm's second season, this was actually his first NFL action, as there was no preseason in 2020 and the Bills purposely kept him isolated from the team in case they ran into a COVID situation with the rest of the QB room. Fromm is competing with Davis Webb for the No. 3 role behind Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky.

Aug 14, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Won't suit up Tuesday

Fromm (coach's decision) is inactive for Tuesday's game versus the Titans.

Analysis: Fromm hasn't played in a game yet this season, as he's been a healthy scratch instead. Matt Barkley will continue to back up Josh Allen.

Oct 13, 2020 2:42 PM EST

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