It’s hard to argue with Aaron Murray’s gaudy numbers last season.
As a sophomore at Georgia, the Tampa, Florida, native tossed a school-record 35 touchdown passes and led the Bulldogs to the SEC Championship Game during a season in which Mark Richt’s future hung in the balance following an 0-2 start.
Protected by an inexperienced offensive line and no A.J. Green on the outside, Murray still managed 3,149 yards passing with a 59.1-percent completion percentage — a shade under his accuracy rate as a freshman.
He’s easily the top returning quarterback in the SEC East — perhaps the entire conference — and he’ll be on the short list in player of the year talks at season’s thanks to Georgia’s favorable schedule. (Continue)