Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray gets his chance on Sunday to prove to the Browns that he won’t need a redshirt season in the NFL, only months after tearing an ACL. And he’s ready to make the most of it.
“I’m really excited to show them what I can do,” Murray told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding his private workout for the Browns in Georgia. “I’m way ahead of the game right now. There’s no hesitation about anything. Running around, there’s no worries about my leg. I’m full-go and feeling great.”
Murray already has visited the Browns. By rule, the workout must occur on his turf. If the Browns like what they see, they could make Murray not their quarterback of the future but their quarterback of the present, despite a serious knee injury in the recent past.
“I’m ready to go right now,” Murray said. “My goal is to work my tail off and put myself in a situation where if a team needs me, I’m ready to play.”
But what about Brian Hoyer?
“We’d go in there and push each other,” Murray said. “We’d compete and have fun and see what happens. I’d love it.”Despite potential concerns regarding his knee, Murray has a proven track record.
“I have 52 games of film,” Murray said. “I think I have more film than any other quarterback in this draft right now. Playing in the SEC definitely helps as well, playing against top competition week-in and week-out. At this point, I’m just trying to find the right match.”
That match could be the Browns. They’ll know a lot more about what they think of Murray by the end of the day on Sunday.