In this case, I mean it as something of a compliment, albeit a back-handed one. Check out this chart Ian Boyd compiled, ranking last season’s SEC starting quarterbacks by yards per attempt:
You have to admit Lambert fits right in. I will grant you those stats say a lot more about the state of quarterbacking in the SEC than about Lambert, but still, it’s hard to look at that and insist he was awful, or the worst quarterback Richt ever started, or some of the other astute analysis I’ve seen from some of you here.
And maybe that explains a little about why he’s still in the mix for 2016.