Quarterback Jake Fromm
Q: Is this like a chance at redemption for you? How do you look at it?
A: For me, any opportunity to play in the NFL is a great opportunity. Obviously, I'm looking forward to having a good week of practice and going out and playing to the best of my abilities, and how I think I can.
Q: Did the last game bother you for a while, or are you one of those guys who can just put it in the rearview mirror?
A: You can't change the past, so you just learn from it. You move on and try to do better next time.
Q: What did you learn from that last experience?
A: For me, it's how important putting together a good week of practice is, coming out to the game and executing early, getting a rhythm, and scoring a few points. That's going to be the focus for me this week, have a good week of practice and getting off to a fast start.
Q: Does it feel different? I know that there's been times where you've been QB1 in practices and things like that. Does this feel different when you look around and (Quarterback) Mike (Glennon) and (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) just aren't even around?
A: I mean, yes and no. For me, it's an opportunity. I'm going to be me regardless. Whenever I step in the huddle, hey, it's go-time. From then on, it's playing football and having fun.
Q: You obviously played in a ton of big games at Georgia in your career. The NFL is a cutthroat business and games like this, like coaches, people's jobs can be on the line based on how seasons go. Do you feel any kind of pressure to perform, not only for yourself, but just to kind of protect what's going on here? Do you feel the pressure of people's jobs on the line with you being the starting quarterback?
A: For me, the only pressure I feel is going to be pressure on I put on myself to go out and perform. Obviously, I want to go out and play the best I can for me, but for my family, my teammates in the locker room and for this organization. Yeah, I'm going to go out and I'm going to give it all I can. Trust me, I want to win more than anybody does.
Q: I kind of wanted to change the subject slightly here. Obviously, the college football National Championship Game is coming up on Monday, a rematch between Georgia and Alabama. I just wanted to kind of (ask about) any memories you had of that game? Also, have you talked to any of your former teammates, obviously, you have a few on the Giants, about the game, the rematch coming up?
A: Yeah. Obviously, most of the focus for me is going to be on the Washington Football Team, but that was a fun game, one I'll remember for a long time. It didn't necessarily end the way we wanted it to, but it was a fun game, great atmosphere. I wish those guys the best.
Q: What was the ending of that like? How painful was that?
A: It was tough. Especially being there as a freshman, you kind of take for granted how hard it is to get back and how big of a moment that was, so it was a tough pill to swallow. You wish you could have it back and have a do-over.
Q: Two quick questions. One is at Georgia, you seemed to have good numbers running. Did they not put as much running into the offense when you started?
A: Are you talking about me as a runner?
A: For me, I don't think of myself as a (Ravens Quarterback) Lamar Jackson by any means. I'm not that kind of guy, but I think I'm an athlete, and I can get it done whenever I need to.
Q: The other question I have is how difficult was it to get to the stadium today?
A: For me, from where I was coming from, it wasn't that bad. I got here pretty early, but I know that if you were coming across the bridge, it was really bad, so just prayers for everybody involved. Hopefully, there were no big accidents.
Q: Just to go back to the College stuff, I know there's a lot of Georgia guys on the team now. Is there a lot of conversation with (Safety) Xavier McKinney about this game?
A: Nothing yet, but we'll see as the week goes on if there's any kind of wagers or any kind of betting going on, so we'll see how that goes.