Former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray attended Georgia’s final preseason scrimmage on Saturday as the team prepares for its season opener against Arkansas on Sept. 26.
The CBS analyst and the SEC’s all-time passing leader then gave his thoughts via Twitter.
“All eyes were on the QB position,” said Murray. “I thought it was a great scrimmage. I thought everyone looked good and had their moments to shine.”
Murray went on to add that he spoke with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken beforehand, and the guy he felt that has a lot of upside was redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis.
“He was actually given the nod yesterday to get with the ones in the first half to start the scrimmage off and he didn’t disappoint,” said Murray. “I thought he looked really comfortable in the system. He’s a kid with a lot of upside: big arm, athletic, he showed that both inside the pocket, outside the pocket and had some great runs in the first half as well. I think he’s someone you continue to work with, has a chance to be pretty darn special, just needs those live in-game reps.”
Freshman Carson Beck also impressed Murray as well.
“I thought to me the guy that looked the best of all the quarterbacks yesterday was Carson Beck,” said Murray. “Big, strong arm, he, just like D’Wan, made plays inside and outside the pocket. So he’s someone I’m interested in watching these next couple of years, how his development takes off within the system”
Before jumping to any conclusions, Beck was going against the No. 2 defense. Still, he impressed Murray with this arm strength and vision inside the pocket.
Murray also gave his opinion on former USC quarterback JT Daniels, who still hasn’t been cleared to play yet due to apparent knee injury.
“I thought JT (Daniels), when he did take over in the second half, looked comfortable,” said Murray. “He looks healthy, waiting to see when he gets cleared.”
Overall, Murray stated that all three played well.
“All three quarterbacks I thought played really well It was a big win for the offense two weeks out from that first game,” said Murray.