Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has been negatively labeled as a “game manager” by many college football analysts and fans. Florida’s Tyler Murphy would gladly take the title.
Murphy, who was promoted to the Gators’ starting quarterback role after Jeff Driskel went down with a season-ending leg injury, told reporters today that he “emulates” McCarron. He cited the Tide star’s two BCS championships.
Tyler Murphy doesn’t take offense to being a “game manager.” Tries to emulate what A.J. McCarron is doing at Alabama. #Gators
— Adam Pincus (@adamDpincus) October 7, 2013
Tyler Murphy says he emulates Bama QB AJ McCarron: “Anytime there is a guy with several rings on his finger, he is doing something right.”
— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) October 7, 2013
While McCarron has been praised for his play this season, more credit is usually given to the Tide’s offensive line, their running backs and head coach Nick Saban. It’s great to see one SEC quarterback acknowledge another’s success.