Georgia’s ongoing quarterback competition just added another competitor after news broke Wednesday that former Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert will transfer to Georgia for the upcoming season.

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As a graduate transfer, Lambert will not have to sit out right away before competing for playing time at UGA, and he has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining. He’ll now join a competition predating spring ball that includes last year’s backup and expected incumbent Brice Ramsey (a sophomore), as well as contenders Faton Bauta (a junior) and Jacob Park (a redshirt freshman).

Many have viewed the competition to be between Ramsey and Bauta, while Park sits in a distant third. In fact, many feel that Lambert’s arrival could lead to Park transferring out of Georgia’s program in hopes of finding playing time elsewhere.

That’s just a sampling of the tweets speculating what Park may do now that Lambert adds a fourth name to the quarterback depth chart. And if he left, I wouldn’t blame him, especially with the nation’s top quarterback recruit coming to UGA next year in Jacob Eason.

So let’s assume this competition remains between Ramsey and Bauta, with a chance for Lambert to work his way into the mix in a short amount of time this summer. Does this change anything in the eyes of Mark Richt and new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer?

It shouldn’t. Lambert will add great veteran depth to the quarterback position, but he’s not a starting-caliber quarterback in the SEC. He threw 10 touchdowns against 11 interceptions last year at Virginia, and although some of that can be credited to a lack of talent around Lambert, the quarterback deserves some of the blame as well. He completed fewer than 60 percent of his throws, all against ACC competition. He couldn’t even maintain the starting job full-time without sharing a few of his reps with backup Matt Johns.

Although he’s a former four-star prospect with a wealth of natural ability, he’s also entering the program more than a month removed from spring practice and with very little time to learn the playbook before the start of training camp. If he can prove himself more prepared to start Week 1 than Ramsey or Bauta, it says more about the latter two than about the recent transfer still learning on the fly.

Thus, the competition more or less remains between Ramey and Bauta, with Lambert perhaps replacing Park as the distant third-place contender. Ramsey has the starting experience — he played more than half of Georgia’s bowl win over Louisville just last winter — while Bauta brings athleticism to the table, as well as more years in Richt’s program than any other player in the competition.

If Richt wants to go with a more traditional pocket passer like David Greene, Matt Stafford, Aaron Murray, Hutson Mason, etc., Ramsey is his guy, and Lambert could fit that mold as a capable backup if he develops quickly. However, Bauta could give the offense a look its never had at quarterback in the Richt era, and his dual-threat abilities could work excellent in tandem with Nick Chubb or Sony Michel (or both).

However, there are two more complicating factors worth noting here. First, Georgia is transitioning to a new OC in Schottenheimer, which somewhat hits the reset button on the development of all the quarterbacks in question. All of them are learning a new pro-style system for the first time, and even if the look of the offense is similar the verbiage and reads and checks all might be different.

Lambert would still be at a disadvantage here as a late arrival to the competition, but Ramsey, Bauta and Park have all learned the offense at the same pace since Schottenheimer was hired. Still, Ramsey’s advantage in on-field experience and Bauta’s edge in years on campus should maintain their advantage over Park, who is now learning his second new offense in two years in Athens.

The other complicating factor is Eason. He’s the top quarterback prospect in the country, and many think he’s capable of assuming the starting job next year if this year’s starter doesn’t impress. That adds a lot of pressure to the quarterbacks competing right now, and it changes the circumstances of the competition in a dramatic way.

Georgia may only be looking for a short-term answer at quarterback, meaning it will likely choose the player best suited to succeed right away rather than investing in the development of a younger player.

That’s huge. It gives Lambert a chance to work his way onto the field after appearing in nine games last year and leading his team in pass attempts. It gives Bauta a chance to try his dual-threat style in Schottenheimer’s offense; after all, if it doesn’t work out Eason is a pro-style passer owing next year anyway. And once again, it works against Park and his lack of collegiate experience.

From now until the start of training camp, all we can do regarding Georgia’s quarterback competition is speculate. Of course, the addition of Lambert makes speculating that much more fun as we endure the dog days of summer, but we won’t be getting any answers anytime soon.

Georgia just got deeper at the game’s most important position. Still, that doesn’t mean things are settled at the top.