Nov 9, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) points and calls a play against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Top 5 2014 Boston College Football Impact Players
1. Tyler Murphy, QB
Tyler Murphy’s transfer to Boston College this season changed the game, so to speak.
Before he came here, the Eagles’ choices for a replacement for Chase Rettig were thus:
- A senior quarterback who had never been more than a backup or semi-successful Wildcat phenomenon
- A redshirt freshman
- A true freshman who will be fine in the future, but we’d rather not play him yet
- A couple walk-ons
None of those options seemed appealing, but the team was prepared to go with one.
Murphy has already had a significant impact on the trajectory of this program: the Eagles now have an experienced starter who fits the offensive scheme perfectly and averts the team from having to use unsavory or otherwise unprepared alternatives at the position.
Nobody should ever claim Rettig did not play his heart out for the Eagles, but Murphy is arguably a better fit for Addazio’s offense. When he transferred here from Florida, Boston College’s loss of Rettig was mitigated such to the point where they might not be losing any production at all. Murphy can do a lot on a football field and he will help this offense move.