ATHENS — What was obvious by now is official: Jacob Eason is Georgia’s starting quarterback.
Though it still comes with one small caveat.
Eason is listed as the starter on the team’s updated chart, with no “or” listed between him and Greyson Lambert, who started the season opener before giving way to Eason, a freshman, the past two games. And head coach Kirby Smart finally confirmed Monday that Eason is the starter – as long as he practices well.
“Jacob’s going to be able to start our game, assuming he has a good week of practice he will,” Smart said. “That’s the plan going forward, is that if he continues to practice well and do the right things then he’ll be the starter.”
Eason played every snap at quarterback in the win over Missouri, completing 29 of 55 attempts for 308 yards and three touchdowns – including the game-winning 20-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie with 1:29 left.
“The big thing with Jacob is he has improved every game,” Smart said. “That’s what we want to continue to do. He continues to improve and develop, and it helps our offensive football team. Jacob has done a good job up to this point. He has to stay in that mindset of being able to execute that offense. That’s the most important thing.”