Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs have won back-to-back national championships with Stetson Bennett IV at quarterback.

But now the former walk-on’s storybook career is continuing on to the NFL, so the Bulldogs need a new QB1 heading into the 2023 season as they go for a 3-peat.

On Tuesday, as Georgia kicks off spring practices, Smart was asked about the QB situation.

Smart said the quarterbacks would not be full-contact this spring, but added that Carson Beck and Brock Vandagriff would split reps with the first team:

Smart did say that the battle is wide open, cautioning assembled media members not to count Gunner Stockton out of the competition just yet:

Beck received the most reps as Bennett’s backup in 2022, although playing time behind the decorated starter was incredibly limited. Beck completed 26 of his 35 pass attempts for 310 yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also ran 7 times for 43 yards.

Vandagriff went 0-for-2 passing and ran 1 time for 7 yards.