With Kyler Murray expected to enter the upcoming NFL Draft, the football world is buzzing over the possibility of him decimating defenses in the pros.
His overall stock might not be through the roof at this moment, but Murray can definitely change that at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Although there are critics claiming he should have stuck with the MLB, Hall of Famer Cris Carter is very supportive of Murray’s decision.
In fact, he believes the dual-threat quarterback is already better than some starters in the NFL.
During FS1’s First Things First, Carter said Murray is a better football player than Lamar Jackson right now. Considering that Baltimore made the postseason because of its quarterback change, it’s fair to say that this can be categorized as a hot take.
The main reason behind his bold statement was that Murray is superior when it comes to throwing the pigskin.
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In his junior season for Oklahoma, Murray threw for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. For comparison, Jackson finished with 3,660 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his junior season for Louisville.
After watching Jackson have success in his rookie season with the Ravens, the odds of Murray being selected in the first round should increase drastically.
It’s hard to say Murray is already better than current starters, but his potential is too great to ignore at the most important position in football.