Arizona Cardinals: Evaluating the pros and cons of Kyler Murray
Con: Decision making
No, I’m not talking about his decision choosing between the MLB and the NFL. I’m talking about his decision making on the field.
A common issue with Murray is that he does tend to escape the pocket and look to run prematurely — not something that will work out well in the NFL. To go along with the itch to constantly scramble, Murray tends to trust his arm too much and play hero ball; a trait that a lot of young quarterbacks possess.
When Murray does run, he rarely uses a slide to finish them off, which is odd considering his baseball history. If he doesn’t learn how to slide consistently, he could be susceptible to some late, yet legal hits.
Not only does Murray tend to trust his arm too much while playing hero ball, he often makes the same mistakes of throwing a ball with touch when it should be thrown with power and vice versa.
While all of these issues are cons, they aren’t red flags. All of these things can be coached out of Murray’s system. But, his confident nature and exceptional talent should lead to a few plays that lead you to yell at your television.