For Aaron Murray, height isn't long and short of it at Senior Bowl

Tuesday January 21st, 2014

Also helping Murray is a willingness to consider a shorter quarterback thanks to the success of Brees and Wilson. Sunday, Wilson helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, NFL personnel people seem intrigued by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who won't crack 6-foot by much -- if at all. Still, with the knee injury slowing him and the uncontrollable genetic factor dogging him, Murray could slide in the draft. He knows that. He also knows that what he did against quality competition the past four seasons wasn't a fluke. So he isn't worried about his health, which he intends to control by following his doctors' orders, or his height, which remains completely out of his control. "I don't care," Murray said. "People are going to say it. You've just got to go out there and prove them wrong."

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.