At 5’10", Kyler Murray may not look like your typical quarterback, but trust me, he certainly plays like one.
Following the same vein as Oklahoma teammate Baker Mayfield, Murray was drafted number one overall by the Arizona Cardinals and was immediately given the keys to the starting quarterback job. The result: a 5-10-1 season, where the duo of Murray and Kliff Kingsbury kept Arizona in games despite one of the league’s worst offensive lines and defenses.
The Cardinals are a severely flawed football team, and we knew this coming into the 2019. Roster construction was terrible. The team only finished 1-5 against the rest of the NFC West. For all of the holes in this team, though, Murray’s presence warrants optimism. The Cardinals need to reward the 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year with an improved surrounding cast, filling the pass protection, receiving corps, and defense.