The big question about Kansas City Chiefs 2014 fifth-round draft pick Aaron Murray was whether or not his surgically repaired knee was going to hold up, or cause him any limitations.
So far, so good for the former University of Georgia standout, as ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Murray is having no physical limitations at the Chiefs rookie minicamp.
Murray suffered a torn ACL near the end of Georgia’s 2013 season against Kentucky, and had surgery to repair the tear on Nov. 25, which contributed to the SEC’s all-time passing leader falling to the fifth round of the NFL Draft.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talked about what he’s seen from Murray so far.
“I mean, we’ve been keeping a close eye on him. [Trainer] Rick [Burkholder] has been keeping a close eye on him. He’s done everything up to this point. He went through today’s work and it will keep getting stronger as he goes. This was good because this was the first time there was a pass rush on him, so he had to move around a little bit. You got to see his movement ability. You have to do that in the National Football League and you have to do it out here for these camps. He did that and he did some nice things with that.”
Murray, like all rookies, has a lot of work to do, but his reputation as a studious and tireless worker will go along way to helping him make his mark in the Chiefs organization.
Currently, Alex Smith is the Chiefs’ starting quarterback, and is the midst of some tenuous contract negotiations with the team.