Georgia football: Top 10 quarterbacks in school history

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Sep 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) throws a pass during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

1. Aaron Murray (2010-13)

It could have been John Rauch. It could have been Eric Zeier. Or it could have been David Greene. But for me, Aaron Murray is the best quarterback to play for Georgia football ever. With Murray as starter, Georgia’s offense had its best four years in program history.

No one has thrown or completed more passes as a Georgia Bulldog than Murray. He has four of the top 10 passing yards seasons in Georgia football history. Murray has the most career passing yards (13,166), most passing touchdowns (121) and most all-purpose touchdowns (137) in Georgia  football history. He is the only Georgia quarterback with four 3,000 yards seasons.

Murray took over as a redshirt freshman in 2010 and began the season without A.J. Green or a reliable running game. But he shattered Greene’s freshman passing record with 3,049, throw 24 touchdown passes which tied him for second in school history. And he only threw eight interceptions. Murray also added four rushing touchdowns.

His sophomore year saw him shatter the Georgia record for passing touchdowns in a season with 35 (previous record was 25). He also passed for 3,149 yards with 14 interceptions. he also had two touchdowns on the ground.

Murray’s junior year however was the best in Georgia football’s long history. He passed for 3,893 yards with 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. he had another three touchdowns on the ground.

He ended his time in Athens (with three less games than 2012) with a 3,075-yard, 26-passing touchdown, 7-rushing touchdown, nine-interception senior season.

The Georgia offense has never revolved around a quarterback the way it revolved around Murray from 2010-to-2013. For that, Murray has earned the no. 1 spot on this countdown.

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