It is a weird thing to say about a Heisman-winning quarterback and No. 1 pick, but Kyler Murray feels like he’s flying under the radar a bit so far this year. There was definitely hype for the dynamic dual-threat quarterback entering the year, but we haven’t heard as much about him as the season has worn on and other storylines have emerged.
The lack of attention paid to Arizona is certainly part of it. The Cardinals are 2-3-1 and in the basement in a tough NFC West, but the team is definitely improving.
After a tough early season stretch, the Cardinals have back to back wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. Murray has played a huge part.
After a 346 total yard effort against the Bengals, Murray had his best game as a pro against Atlanta on Sunday.
The Oklahoma product blew up for 340 yards through the air, with three touchdowns. He completed 73-percent of his throws, for a very efficient 9.2 yards per attempt, both season highs. Murray also ran for 32 yards.
For his efforts, Murray was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Kyler Murray has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Congratulations @K1! 👏
— Arizona Cardinals ⋈ (@AZCardinals) October 16, 2019
Murray hasn’t been that good every week, but Cardinal fans have to be pretty excited about the early season returns so far.
Through six games, he has 1,664 yards, completing over 64-percent of his throws, with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has 238 rushing yards and two scores.
Right now, he’s on pace for 16 game totals of 4,437 yards, 19 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and 635 yards and five scores on the ground. Time will tell if he’ll reach those gaudy yardage numbers, but so far the Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury gambit is paying dividends.