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Blog: On Aaron Murray’s legacy and where he might rank among UGA QBs

Aaron Murray will be leaving Georgia with a boatload of records built up during his four years as a starter.

Southeastern Conference records for touchdowns (117 and counting), passing yards (12,983 heading into Saturday) completions (now at 903) and total offense (currently standing at 13,348) are already his.

Bulldog fans at Sanford Stadium will have a chance to show their appreciation for all the fifth-year senior quarterback has done—including taking the Bulldogs to back-back SEC title games in 2011 and 2012—on Saturday in his home finale.

So how will his legacy be viewed without an SEC or national title?

“For good or for bad, that’s so often what people do remember is the championships,” said former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, who held the SEC career touchdown passing record until Murray passed him earlier this month. “That’s one of the joys of the memories that many of us have. I personally don’t think you can will your entire team beyond what the team is so I don’t think it diminishes from the phenomenal career that he’s had, but championships do tend to stick in people’s mind.”

David Greene and D.J. Shockley, former Bulldogs quarterbacks that Murray trades texts with, each have championships, but Murray will certainly go down as one of the best to play the position at Georgia.

I examined this question before Matthew Stafford went No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft, but it’s worth asking again. Who’s the greatest quarterback in Georgia history?

The (unscientific) survey then turned up Greene as the answer. Among those who gave their opinions—Larry Munson, Charley Trippi, Dan Magill and Vince Dooley.

What do you think? Where does Murray rank among the greatest Bulldog QBs?

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