The NFL Draft is just around the corner and players projected to go in the middle rounds are starting to make their case for either being drafted higher or being drafted by specific teams. One player looking to make sure his name isn’t forgotten as the draft approaches is Georgia Bulldog signal caller Aaron Murray.
Murray told ESPN’s Mike Triplett that he’d love to backup Drew Brees to start of this career, which actually isn’t a bad option if the Saints wanted to consider it. They likely won’t though, as the team has been grooming Chase Daniels and Brees is showing no signs of slowing any time soon.
Not every team with an aging franchise quarterback is best off drafting a young replacement years ahead of time. The New England Patriots sort of did this a few times, most recently with Ryan Mallett and he’s not turned into trade bait. Every quarterback drafted to sit behind a legend of the game can’t be Aaron Rodgers, but there could be a mutually beneficial relationship waiting to happen between the Saints and Murray.
Still, New Orleans drafting him is a nice thought but an almost impossible one to actually fathom happening. A more realistic option is for the Saints to draft A.J. McCarron later in the draft, as he’s someone Triplett also points out as an option for the Saints and he’s one of the more realistic options they have.