Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Arizona Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Cardinals are all in on Kyler Murray. They made the Heisman Trophy winner this year's top draft pick and already named him the starter. New coach Kliff Kingsbury said he'll tailor his air raid offense around Murray, who shouldn't face too steep of a learning curve after he excelled in Oklahoma's spread attack, joining Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks in FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Murray has a strong arm, quick release and first-rate elusiveness - he was sacked on just 4.5 percent of his dropbacks last season. Height is his only issue, but it's a big one. At 5-10 1/8, he's the shortest quarterback drafted in the first round since 1953. He's also shorter than Russell Wilson, who despite all his success has trouble seeing over linemen at times. The Cardinals are betting that, like Wilson, Murray can overcome it with exceptional athleticism - he was picked ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft - and instinctive playmaking skills. He'll be surrounded by physically gifted receivers with spread-offense experience. Second-round pick Andy Isabella ran a 4.31 40 at the combine, and Christian Kirk played in the air raid at Texas Tech. Murray also has Larry Fitzgerald working the slot and an excellent receiver out of the backfield in David Johnson. The biggest question is how well the air raid offense will work in the NFL. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $35.16 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2019.
Impresses as rookie
QBArizona Cardinals
December 30, 2019
Murray concluded his rookie season completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,722 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while turning 93 carries into 544 yards and four more TDs in 16 games.
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With such a stat line, Murray joined Cam Newton from 2011 as the only rookie signal-callers to surpass 3,500 yards through the air and 500 yards as a rusher. Murray also had eight contests with two or more passing touchdowns, five 300-yard performances and a streak of 211 passes in a row without an interception. The skill positions for the Cardinals may experience a change in 2020, as veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and midseason acquisition Kenyan Drake are unrestricted free agents. However, considering the foundation Murray has laid to kick off his career, he'll be trending up in advance of his sophomore season with coach Kliff Kingsbury at the controls of the offense.
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How do Kyler Murray's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
20.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.6 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.4 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.5%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kyler Murray's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
207 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
28.50 in
 
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Able to return
QBArizona Cardinals
December 29, 2019
Murray (arm) was able to return to Sunday's season finale against the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN reports.
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Hurts arm in finale
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Arm
December 29, 2019
Murray (arm) exited in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams and was replaced by Brett Hundley, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN reports.
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Suiting up Week 17
QBArizona Cardinals
December 29, 2019
Murray (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Rams at L.A., Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Seemingly on track to play
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Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Murray (hamstring), who remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Still viewed as game-time call
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Hamstring
December 29, 2019
Murray (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, is viewed as a true game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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