Less than 48 hours after he officially lost the team’s starting quarterback competition to Jacob Eason, Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Haener is now leaving the program and will enter the transfer portal.
Haener saw limited playing time during the 2018 season with just three appearances backing up Jake Browning. He completed 9-of-13 pass attempts for 107 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
The redshirt sophomore got the opportunity in April to practice with Washington’s first-team offense and received praise for being the most familiar with Chris Petersen’s system. However, Eason started to gain more confidence and his talent helped him pass Haener on the depth chart.
Redshirt freshman Jacob Sirmon, a four-star recruit from the 2018 recruiting class, is expected to step in as Eason’s backup to start the season. He could potentially now see snaps in the opener if Washington can quickly put away Eastern Washington.