High expectations are something Aaron Murray has faced throughout his career at Georgia. The quarterback earned a 4-star rating from Rivals.com and was ranked as the No.3 overall pro-style quarterback of the 2009 high school recruiting class.
Murray has served as the Bulldogs starting quarterback since his freshman season. He has improved each season statistically, and the Bulldogs have become a legitimate contender in the SEC, representing the SEC East in the past two conference championships.
Georgia was within yards of upsetting eventual national champion Alabama during last year’s SEC championship game, which creates more hype for the team to succeed during the quarterback’s senior season. Murray will be held under the microscope by many as the most important player to affect Georgia’s success next season.
It is likely that Murray will continue to produce as he gains yet another year of experience and Georgia returns an impressive backfield of now-sophomores Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, along with a talented receiving corps. However, the pressure will be on him to lead the Bulldogs to victory in 2013.
Murray has had a successful tenure in Athens thus far, but he will need to have a legacy defining season as a senior. The expectations for Georgia are high and his last season will be a showcase for NFL teams to judge his talent, intangibles and leadership qualities.
If the Bulldogs are successful in 2013, a great deal will be because of Murray’s performance. If they are not successful, Murray will be the scapegoat from the fanbase.
However, it is very likely that Murray will be one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC this year and will have the best season of his collegiate career.