The Kansas City Chiefs have had a productive week so far and it’s only Wednesday. Today the Chiefs announced that they have signed quarterback Aaron Murray. Murray was selected in the fifth round of the draft and will be competing with fellow Kansas City quarterback Tyler Bray for the third string spot on the roster.
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Murray played at Georgia for four seasons. He had a very impressive career with the Bulldogs, as he racked up over 13,000 passing yards with 121 touchdowns (to just 41 interceptions). Murray also rushed for 16 touchdowns, including seven last season. He was on pace to be a top quarterback prospect, but tore his ACL late in the season.
Murray is the fifth of six draft picks to sign his contract. Only first round pick Dee Ford has yet to sign a deal.
Aaron Murray may not start a game for the Chiefs for a few seasons, but he most definitely has the potential to become this team’s future franchise quarterback. Alex Smith has one year left in Kansas City and hopefully will sign an extension before the 2015 season.
If Smith stays, Murray can sit on the bench, hold the clipboard and learn from not only Smith, but from current backup Chase Daniel as well. It may not be the popular route, but it’s one that would prepare Murray for the pros and to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
All of this depends on if Murray can beat out Bray for the third string position. Bray looked good in the preseason last year, but he was undrafted in a quarterback class that was not nearly as good as 2014’s.
My guess is that Aaron Murray will stay in Kansas City for awhile.
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