Aaron Murray is looking for a new job today.
The Kansas City Chiefs waived the former Georgia quarterback on Friday. Kansas City had been trying to find a trade partner for Murray.
Murray’s departure is positive news for Nick Foles. When the Chiefs brought in Foles, Murray’s job status as Alex Smith’s backup became in jeopardy. We now know who won that imperfect quarterback competition.
The Chiefs drafted Murray in the fifth round (No. 163) in the 2014 NFL Draft. Murray was a four-year starter at Georgia.
Murray will hit the league’s waiver wire without any game regular season statistics to aid his cause. While the quarterback doesn’t have an abundance of film for teams to work with, two QB-needy clubs could have an interest.
Keep an eye out for the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys to have interest in Murray. A sleeper team could also be the Atlanta Falcons.
Minnesota is coping with the loss of starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) for the entire year. The Vikings plan to move forward with veteran Shaun Hill and are expected to add another signal caller.
Murray could also find work in Dallas. The Cowboys will be without the services of Tony Romo for a while and could be looking for more quarterback depth behind rookie and Week 1 starter Dak Prescott.
The dark horse is the Falcons. Murray was a college star just up the road from Atlanta in Athens.