Aaron Murray's Heisman case

Why Georgia's QB is the SEC's top Heisman candidate, not Johnny Manziel

Originally Published: November 20, 2012
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
Aaron MurrayAndy Lyons/Getty ImagesAaron Murray has compiled a very impressive stat line this season.

In a season where there isn't one player who stands head and shoulders above the rest of the field, it is easy to see why someone like Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (aka Johnny Football) would have a strong candidacy for the Heisman Trophy.

Manziel has posted some impressive numbers, including setting the freshman quarterback record for rushing yards and total offense on his way to becoming the first freshman to pass for at least 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.

Having given Manziel his due, upon closer examination it becomes clear that he isn't even the best Heisman quarterback candidate in the SEC.

That honor belongs to Georgia Bulldogs passer Aaron Murray, and it really isn't even close.

To illustrate this, let's examine some of the facts.


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