Life is funny, sometimes. People love comparing Aaron Murray to Jake Fromm (unfortunately, often in a non-complimentary way), but Murray himself sees a natural comparison with Justin Fields and his situation.
“I was in a very heated battle with (Mettenberger),” Murray told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “I remember that headed into spring ball, I told my parents ‘Hey this is going to be a battle, and if Mett wins it, good for him. If he does win it, I’m not going to stay. I’m going to go somewhere and find a new home and find a place I can compete and try to earn a starting position.’
“You come in there with a group of guys, guys you committed with, the school, the coaches, but at the end of the day, you do want to play. You don’t want to sit there and ride the pine for three or four years…”
I’m not sure why some of the fan base finds this so hard to accept.