UGA Still Struggling to Replace Aaron Murray?

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UGA Still Struggling to Replace Aaron Murray?

Jacob Eason
Jacob Eason
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

In a recent article, ESPN looked for the weak link of each team in Mark Schlabach’s Way-Too-Early Top 25. Quarterback play has been Georgia’s weak link since Aaron Murray left for the NFL, according to the world wide leader.

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray left Athens in 2013 as the SEC’s career leader in completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards and total offense. In the two seasons since the Dawgs have struggled to find Murray’s replacement. Georgia averaged 192.5 pass yards per game the past two seasons, which ranks 11th in the SEC and 79 YPG fewer than in the four seasons with Murray. Freshman Jacob Eason, the No. 13 overall player and No. 1 quarterback in the 2016 ESPN 300, might be leaned on early in his career to rejuvenate the Bulldogs’ passing offense. Matthew Stafford is the only Georgia quarterback commit ranked higher than Eason in the ESPN 300 era (since 2006).

No pressure, Mr. Eason.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.