Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback, Aaron Murray, saw limited action in game one of the preseason. The former Georgia Bulldog standout entered the game late in the fourth quarter, only attempting one pass for an in-completion.
Matter of fact, the best he looked was in “victory formation”. Man, he’s really awesome at taking a knee!
Seriously though, Murray needs to see more reps in game two against the Carolina Panthers. There’s been a floating question across the kingdom about whether or not the Chiefs are willing to roll into the season with four quarterbacks on the roster and if that’s the case, Murray needs to show more.
I’ll be honest, when the Chiefs drafted him (163rd overall) I wasn’t exactly thrilled. I felt like they already had plenty of talent between Smith, Chase Daniel, and project quarterback Tyler Bray. Smith put up career numbers, Chase Daniel proved he could win a game, even if his surrounding cast is backups as well, and Bray is said to have THE best arm talent of all three. Why waste a pick on another quarterback?
After reflecting on the thought of why the Chiefs would be interested in the young quarterback, the more I actually liked the draft choice. His college numbers are through the roof (SEC’s all time leading passer), his academics are top notch (All-American academics), and his accuracy with the football is said to be as good as Saints quarterback, Drew Brees.
All sounds good right? Well, lets see it!
We’ve heard tid-bits out of camp that he’s making strides, and, getting better but the fans want to see it against live action. Andy Reid is yet to announce his rotation for quarterbacks this next week, but if I had to guess, the starters will see action into the second quarter. This means very limited reps will be available among the other three quarterbacks.
What in a likelihood will happen is Murray will still see very limited time until the fourth game, when majority of the starters will not play. That will be his big time to shine but in the mean time, he still needs to see more reps then he got last week.
How do our readers feel about this? Should Murray see more playing time in week 2 of the preseason, or, should the Chiefs wait and give him max opportunity week 4?