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Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

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Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time.

Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, and PFT has learned of several teams that are showing interest in him. The Browns, Lions, Patriots, Dolphins, Rams and Titans have all asked for private workouts or team visits with Murray, and the Jaguars’ staff is also said to like him after he spent Senior Bowl week in meetings with the South team that Jacksonville’s staff coached, although Murray wasn’t healthy enough to practice or play.

The team that drafts Murray won’t be looking for him to start right away, but it might be better for a young quarterback to be selected by a team that’s prepared to be patient while he learns the offense and rehabs his knee.

Murray was a four-year starter at Georgia, he was the MVP of all three bowl games he was healthy enough to play, and he’s the SEC’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. His senior season was cut short when he blew out his knee on November 23, but if NFL teams are satisfied that he’s making good progress in his rehabilitation, he’ll be an intriguing quarterback prospect in this year’s draft.

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57 Responses to “Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams”
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 12, 2014 9:59 AM

    We have six rings. We know what we’re doing.

  2. rtroy23 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:03 AM

    Love qbs that play all four years it’s a proven product

  3. wryly1 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:04 AM

    Good fit for a team that doesn’t need him to take over this year or next. Anyone else find it obnoxious that steelerfan clings desperately to their past, because they know there is no present or future to talk about?

  4. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 10:10 AM

    How does it feel to have peaked in high school?

  5. treesloth16 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    I remember Aaron Murray making AJ Green look good. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, whoever drafts him is getting a steal. Hope my Chargers or Bills pick him up. Personally think he is a mid to late first round pick.

  6. pfic15 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:13 AM

    Saints. Brees will be too expensive after this year.

  7. mannyicey says: Apr 12, 2014 10:13 AM

    I would take him 2nd round. This guy did all of that with a snake-bit Georgia team. His #1 receiver was a senior that barely played in games during his career. He had a backup line, backup running backs, backup receivers, etc.

    But what you saw was a QB that made those kids look better. It made him really stregthen his leadership skills. He showed his mobile abilities. He had to make deeper throws. And he did all of that.

    As far as I’m concerned, he should be the 3rd or 4th QB taken in the draft.

  8. bassplucker says: Apr 12, 2014 10:13 AM

    Super smart, accurate and has great intangibles. But is small with an average arm at best. For his sake I hope he lands with a dome or warm weather team with a solid run game.

  9. dickshotdogs says: Apr 12, 2014 10:14 AM

    This cat honestly has New England written all over him.

  10. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 10:17 AM

    That was meant for Steelers, not Murray.

  11. hakunamangata says: Apr 12, 2014 10:20 AM

    As a Georgia fan I can say without hesitation that anyone who drafts him will be getting a steal.

  12. concord148 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:20 AM

    Pitts Steelers said: We have six rings. We know what we’re doing. — Gee, I’m not sure what that means, let me open my US History book to page 1975, oh there it is, it’s been a long time. Is that when they had leather helmets being worn by Gerald Ford. And the highlights of the Steelers Superbowl game is grainy, in black and white. Oh ! yeh, I remember.

  13. jcmeyer10 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:23 AM

    Hope the Pats pick him up. Something about 4 year SEC QB’s that I respect the hell out of.

    Murray, Mettenburger and McCaron will be solid pros.

  14. hmpennypacker says: Apr 12, 2014 10:25 AM

    So, Denver drafts him then? Sounds ideal. Sit behind Manning for two years and just be a sponge.

  15. gritzblitz66 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:27 AM

    This kid has what it takes to shine in the NFL. All he needs is time…cough…Aaron Rodgers,….cough cough

  16. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:29 AM

    the team your a ”fan” of has 6 rings , you have a total of zero rings

  17. kwjsb says: Apr 12, 2014 10:29 AM

    Like I’ve been saying The Browns

    #4 Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson)
    #26 David Yankey (G Stanford)
    #35 Carlos Hyde (RB The Ohio Ste University)

    Trade a 3rd and 4th to move back up and take
    Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)

  18. majahpayne8950 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:32 AM

    This guy is an outstanding qb. If it weren’t for blowing his knee out he would have been takin way WAY before Mettenberger or Carr who are looking like 2nd rounders right now. I’m thinking Murray will go in 4th but something tells me Phil Emery will surprise people like he does every year and scoop him in the 3rd. Perfect fit for Trestman’s offense in Chicago.

  19. irishinyourface says: Apr 12, 2014 10:35 AM

    average arm and not accurate..welcome to Jax

  20. finsphan says: Apr 12, 2014 10:41 AM

    he is small and not a great arm.

    only small qb that has led his team to success and a superbowl win was drew brees. worth the risk if taken in the 4th or 5 th rd though.

  21. godhatescleveland says: Apr 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    Eric Zeier 2.0

  22. scalfor3 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:52 AM

    He’d make a lot of sense in New England. They could stash him for a year and let him learn the playbook while Mallett plays out the last year of his deal, then let him slide right in and become the newest backup/potential Brady successor.

  23. MostlyRight says: Apr 12, 2014 10:53 AM

    Sit and learn for two years in Arizona, then start on a team with a dominant defense where you don’t have to be the man. Enjoy the weather in the meantime.

  24. prgsdw says: Apr 12, 2014 10:55 AM

    This is the Romo replacement Jerry…

  25. dolphinfan17 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:03 AM

    Dang, this years QB class is loaded!

  26. elmaxoh says: Apr 12, 2014 11:06 AM

    This cat can throw the football . I love his mechanics

  27. ibleedpurpleandgoldsince2000 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:18 AM

    Vikings GM Rick Speilman will be showing up too…he will be incognito. We all know Ricky is a ninja, look at what he did in the 2013 draft.

  28. khmerson562 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:18 AM

    We have 5 rings and we’re America team.

  29. lscratchingthesurface says: Apr 12, 2014 11:21 AM

    Would love to get Aaron! He could learn from Alex Smith and be KC’s true QB of the future!!!

    Make it happen John Dorsey!

  30. praetorian12 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:23 AM

    I seem to recall similar things being said about another QB from Georgia– David Greene. Hope Aaron’s NFL career turns out a little better.

  31. grimreaper12 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:29 AM

    How is Brdigewater/Bortles better than the SEC all time passing leader??? Murray is a stud, just a little short but that didn’t stop Brees.

  32. tellthetruth1313 says: Apr 12, 2014 11:29 AM

    Hey Pittsburgh Steelers… You used to know what you were doing. Typical Steelers fan, STILL LIVING IN THE PAST!

  33. burtomatic says: Apr 12, 2014 11:45 AM

    Aaron Murray to AJ Green once again…UGA of the North, Cincy.

  34. jglion says: Apr 12, 2014 11:51 AM

    Detroit should take him with one of their fourth round picks, and he can learn under his predecessor at Georgia.

  35. remyje says: Apr 12, 2014 11:52 AM

    that guy lost me when he said McCaron will be a solid pro… probably same guy who says Manziel won’t be shat… Imagine if you heard Manziel have anything close to a reality show coming out

  36. remyje says: Apr 12, 2014 11:55 AM

    the browns could have the first 5 picks of the draft and still stink

  37. steelerdeathstar says: Apr 12, 2014 12:09 PM

    Don’t know why so many Steeler haters say that the Steelers glory days are way in the past? Three SB’s with two championships in the 2000′s, and as most experts will say, are well-positioned to be a force again this season.
    Jealousy, maybe?
    As for Aaron Murray, very accurate, quick release, very mobile, highly productive in a major college program and conference. Not great size, but big enough. Will likely be very successful in the right situation.

  38. broncos4ever says: Apr 12, 2014 12:39 PM

    Broncos or Packers will take this guy

  39. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Apr 12, 2014 12:49 PM

    There is talk of Vontae Mack (LB, Ohio State) slipping to the texans at 15, if you are the Browns you have to take Mack, no matter what… Even if everyone says mr golden boy will be the next great QB. You have to believe in your gut…

  40. fleaman1381 says: Apr 12, 2014 1:10 PM

    First off, I’m going to apologize as a Steelers fan for some of the other Steelers fans’ comments. I’m proud of the six rings, but to brag about them without making a coherent statement just makes the rest of us look bad. Brag all you want, just try to do so while looking like you passed the 2nd grade. And the guy that thinks the Steelers haven’t been any good since 1975? Um, where have you been for the past 39 years? Actually, just the past 14? Anyway…

    I live in GA now and have seen Murray play a lot the past few years. Good talent. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in Pittsburgh for when we can no longer afford Ben “Steeler for life” Rothlisberger and he moves on for more money. But I actually think he’ll end up somewhere like New England. A few years on the bench and I think he’ll be great.

  41. vipod4ever says: Apr 12, 2014 1:27 PM

    Forget the $$$ & fame, the girlfriends these draft prospects have are outstanding. Katherine Webb, Lindsey Duke, and now Kacie Mcdonnell!!!

    Mind you, without the “potential” $$$ & fame what I just said becomes a moot point!

  42. 1bigtex says: Apr 12, 2014 1:51 PM

    Uh, finsphan, did you suddenly forget about Russell Wilson?

  43. stonedolphin89 says: Apr 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    This is Tannehill’s “prove it to me” season. I’d love to take a late flyer on this guy as a temporary backup for the fins. He definitely has the tools to run Philbin’s offense. Though if Tannehill can’t get it done this year, it might not matter since Miami could just clean house with the coaches.

  44. fantom21 says: Apr 12, 2014 3:28 PM

    I’m loving all the recent love for the quarterbacks that aren’t supposed to go in the top ten. If enough teams show interest, it could result in a lot of good players sliding down the draft. It could also mean that teams in the top half of round 2 can trade out and get more picks.

  45. finsphan says: Apr 12, 2014 5:04 PM

    did’nt forget, but i said LED thier teams, not go along for the ride.

  46. bclower says: Apr 12, 2014 6:44 PM

    @cutthecord148!!! Really 1975??? Is your memory that bad, or are u just sharp like a bowling ball??? The Steelers have been to 3 SB’s in 9 years, winning 2!!! Really…1975 huh??? Wow no football knowledge whatsoever!!!!!

  47. rodh32340 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:03 PM

    I’d take him over any of the so-called “first rounders”….

  48. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 7:29 PM

    concord148 says:
    Apr 12, 2014 10:20 AM

    Pitts Steelers said: We have six rings. We know what we’re doing. — Gee, I’m not sure what that means, let me open my US History book to page 1975, oh there it is, it’s been a long time. Is that when they had leather helmets being worn by Gerald Ford. And the highlights of the Steelers Superbowl game is grainy, in black and white. Oh ! yeh, I remember.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Don’t forget to read the asterisk where it notes “Tainted by admitted and rampant steroid use.”

  49. deadeye says: Apr 12, 2014 8:09 PM

    Murray is most likely a 3rd rounder, but his intangibles are so good someone might take him in the 2nd.

  50. freebird2011 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:21 PM

    drwbrs–

    That was actually a very funny joke that the majority didn’t get. Kudos.

  51. disgustinguished says: Apr 12, 2014 8:44 PM

    C’mon finsphan. You don’t have to like the Seahawks but if you don’t think Russell Wilson is the leader of that team than you haven’t been paying attention. Drew Brees has also benefitted from some pretty solid defenses and run game.

  52. cm2492 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:46 PM

    Miami better draft him, and early (3rd round)

  53. hottubtodd says: Apr 12, 2014 9:15 PM

    On talk radio, everyone that is a fan of a team in need of a quarterback suggest they will pass on a QB in the first round and pick up Aaron Murry in the 4th. I have a feeling he is gone sooner than they think. This is a guy someone like the patriots would draft in the second, and Belicheck will be touted as a genius.
    Last year everyone that needed a WR suggested they would pick up Tavon Auston in the second round and it ended up that the Rams had to trade up to 10 to get him.
    Sleepers aren’t sleepers when everyone knows about them.

  54. mrpeary3189 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:20 PM

    Wouldn’t mind either of the 3 M’s from the SEC as a backup in Arizona.

  55. ytownjoe says: Apr 12, 2014 10:20 PM

    Are we beginning a new era of short quarterbacks in the NFL?

  56. scmems07 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:27 PM

    The leader of the Seahawks is Carroll, everything runs through Carroll, Wilson runs the plays that he is told, he doesn’t audible or change plays, they protect Wilson by not having him throw more than 30 times a game, simple playbook, make it easy for him. If Wilson has a bad game, they still win, if luck or tannehill have a bad game their teams have no shot. How often does a team win a sb and the mvp does not go to the qb? Not many that I can remember. He is a glorified game manager, just like Alex Smith, but his pigmentation changes the perception.

  57. fidlin1 says: Apr 15, 2014 2:56 PM

    Aaron love’s the game, is a student of the game. His obvious talents only compliment his intangibles. Conditioning,Watching game film, building those around him, staying out of trouble. On Sunday’s he’ll become a David in a game of Goliath’s, it’ll be good to see who pull’s the trigger and drafts this winner.

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