Tyler Murphy likes ‘game manager’ role, emulates A.J. McCarron

Quarterbacks who can pile up hundreds of yards and carry teams on their backs will always be in vogue. However, for all the exploits of stars such as Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, it is the slow and steady A.J. McCarron with the two most recent BCS national championship rings.

Florida Gators passer Tyler Murphy has no problem looking up to a guy with that much bling – even if the Alabama quarterback may not always put up the stats that sparkle.

Murphy was awarded the starting role after incumbent Jeff Driskel broke his fibula. His coach, Will Muschamp, leans on the rushing game and his defense to win, just like Nick Saban does in Tuscaloosa.

If that means potentially leading his team to victory, Murphy will “manage” games just like McCarron has.

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McCarron led the nation with a 175.28 passer rating in 2012 and once again has his Tide on track for a berth in the BCS national championship game.

Murphy will take that kind of success all day long, no matter what label outside critics choose to tag him with.

[H/T: College Spun]