Aaron Murray, the former Georgia quarterback, is no longer going to be running out of the tunnel on NFL Sundays. That doesn’t mean he’ll be completely gone from the game of football, though.
In fact, he’s going to play a pretty significant role on the media side of things on Saturdays.
According to a recent report from Jake Rowe of 247Sports, Murray is going to be hanging up his cleats and turning them in for a shiny new suit, television cameras, and makeup.
Rowe relayed that Murray’s sister started the buzz by posting a picture of the former UGA quarterback in a CBS jacket. She called the jacket Murray’s new uniform for the 2017 season, and Rowe went on to confirm that the quarterback will be working with CBS, calling college football games this season.
“Yeah a little,” Murray told Dawgs247 when asked if he’d be working for CBS. “10 games in the booth covering college.”
That’s a pretty big step up for Murray, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs but never went on to accumulate any significant playing time as a backup quarterback in the NFL.
Sure, he won’t be playing the game he loves anymore, but that’s a pretty big-time gig — especially considering this is his first time in the booth. With that said, he did accomplish a ton at the college level, and he’s still a big name in those circles — and especially in SEC circles — so it will be exciting to see what he can bring to the booth, both in college football experience and personality.
Murray was a star quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2010-2013, throwing for 13,166 yards and 121 touchdowns, compared to 41 interceptions, in four seasons with the ‘Dawgs.
He never went on to have the NFL success that one of his predecessors at Georgia, Matthew Stafford, had, but it’s hard to take anything away from his college football career. And who knows, perhaps the college football game is where he’s belonged all this time — even if its just in the booth.