Aaron Murray to debut for Kansas City Chiefs tonight
Former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray will make his NFL debut tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Kickoff is set for 8pm ET at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The game will only be televised locally in Kansas City on KCTV5.
But you can watch the game online via NFL Preseason Live. The cost is $19.99 for access to virtually all preseason games through September 14.
Kansas City’s only nationally televised preseason game is Sunday, Aug. 17 at Carolina. That game is slated for 8pm ET on FOX (2014 Kansas City Chiefs Schedule).
Incumbent quarterback Alex Smith is the starter for the Chiefs. He will play the first quarter in tonight’s game, likely followed by Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray, and then Aaron Murray.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stated earlier this week that he wants the quarterbacks, and all of the young players, to get playing time.
“You’ve got a lot of young guys,” Reid said. “You want your veteran players to get back into game mode. You want your young guys to show the best they can show. Everybody will play in this game. Everybody’s going to have the opportunity to play. You want the guys to get themselves, not everybody can make the team. So, if they don’t make this team, they can have some tape out there that they can show and you want good tape for them so they have an opportunity to make it somewhere else.”
Aaron Murray was selected by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft (163rd overall).
Murray finished his career at UGA as the SEC’s all-time leading passer. He completed 921 of 1,478 passes for 13,166 yards and 121 touchdowns. In his 52 starts, Murray accounted for 13,562 yards of total offense and also threw for at least 3,000 yards in four straight seasons.