Aaron Murray Signs Four-Year Contract With Kansas City

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Aaron Murray Signs With Kansas City

Former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray has signed a four-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team officially announced today.

Murray was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Kansas City’s current starting quarterback is Alex Smith. He is currently under contract through the 2014 season and an extension has been talked about, according to Pro Football Talk.

If Murray is deemed fully recovered from his ACL year, he will compete with former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray for the No. 3 spot. But the most likely scenario seems to be that KC may keep Murray on ten sidelines until 2015.

Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is the current No. 2 QB for the Chiefs.

From the Chiefs release:

Murray (6-0, 201) started all 52 games at Georgia and became the first player in both the SEC and Georgia’s history to throw for over 3,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. He completed 921-of-1,478 passes (62.3%) for 13,166 yards, 121 touchdowns and 41 interceptions and carried the ball 286 times for 396 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 13,166 passing yards and 121 passing TDs also top the SEC all-time charts. The Tampa, Fla., native prepped at Plant High School where he earned first-team all-state honors.

2 COMMENTS

  1. He wasnt exactly tearing it up for redshirt Senior and Georgia started off its season with a loss effectively ending his Heisman campaign in week1. From that point on he just trailed off and became irrelevant to the rest of the ncaa. His biggest saving grace IMHO was that the entire Georgia starting lineup was hurt except him by the time they played Mizzou in their 6th game so its not like he had weapons. It was quite literally Aarron Murray V.S. whoever Georgia was playing until he tore his ACL. By that time Marcus Mariotta(after Mariotta decided to stay a year Bortles basically slid into this spot from absolutely nowhere), Manziel and Bridgewater were the top 3 qbs followed by McCarron and Murray was the best of the rest. Its always interesting how teams just decide out of nowhere a guy like Blake Bortles is good when he produced similar numbers to Murray in a lesser conference, I think the real reason Murray dropped is the same reason Bortles sky-rocketed for no good reason. Height and arm strength. I need only point to Jamarcus Russel to prove that neither determine how good a qb is

  2. Bortles, like any other QB candidate, was chosen for his potential…he had the mechanics or demonstrated he could be coached with those mechanics. They look at stats b ut temper them with how they believe he will perform against NFL defenses. Damaged goods like Murray will always take a step behind to absolutely healthy candidates. Manziel had crowd appeal which translates to money…whether he can bring the crowd with him will depend on performance..and with the Browns that shouldn’t be too hard. Bridewater has the arm and other mechanics that the pros like and will probably, along with Bortles will make an early showing in the NFL.

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