Georgia senior quarterback Greyson Lambert is battling for the starting job with incoming freshman Jacob Eason, whom many have already proclaimed the next great Bulldogs passer.
But that probably wasn’t on Lambert’s mind as he helped kick off the Long County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on Wednesday morning. Lambert read his former Georgia teammate Malcolm Mitchell’s children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat,” to a group of kids.
Mitchell, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in April, has seen his book become popular reading material among Bulldogs fans since its release last summer. The wide receiver appeared on the “Steve Harvey Show” prior to the 2016 NFL Draft to discuss the process of how he came to be a published author.
Following in the path of Mitchell, Georgia rising sophomore receiver Terry Godwin took time to read to local Athens, Ga., elementary school students last week.
As for Lambert, it was probably a good chance to take his mind off the impending quarterback competition. The graduate transfer started 11 games for the Bulldogs last season, completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and two interceptions, but the passing attack was inconsistent throughout the year.
Some want Eason, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports composite rankings, to take the reins immediately, but Georgia coach Kirby Smart has yet to commit to a starter.
An official announcement may not come until the Bulldogs near fall camp, and while some fans may want Eason to win the job right away, don’t expect Lambert to just hand it over.