Murray Doesn’t List Bucs Among Interested TeamsApril 9th, 2014
Joe’s ready to bet his house, dog and Sabby Piscitelli jersey on the Bucs drafting a quarterback next month, but Joe’s money isn’t going toward Aaron Murray, not after Murray failed to name the Bucs as a team pursuing him.
Murray, the former Georgia quarterback and Tampa native, spoke yesterday to Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network.
He was asked point blank what teams were hunting him, and the Bucs didn’t make the cut.
“A lot of talks with teams like St. Louis, the Saints, Jaguars, Cleveland, Jets, those are pretty much off the top my head right now some of the top teams. Oakland a little bit as well,” Murray said.
Murray is a quarterback Joe long has written would be a good pro and a likely “value” pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. And now that the SECs all-time leading passer is coming off ACL surgery four months ago, he’s almost certain to be available in the fourth round of this year’s draft. Very possibly, he’ll go in later rounds, given that he probably won’t be ready to play this season.
Joe is still high on Murray and definitely cringed a bit when the Saints were the second team to come out of his mouth. You can enjoy Murray’s full interview below. Interestingly, he talks about how hard it was for Georgia to prepare for Jadeveon Clowney.