The Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback will start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams
It’s official, the Arizona Cardinals will have rookie starting quarterback Kyler Murray available for thr season finale against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. He injured his hamstring against the Seattle Seahawks last week.
Murray will be one of three quaretrbacks active for the Cardinals. Drew Anderson was promoted from the Cardinals practice squad on Saturday just in case. So if Murray gets injured, Brett Hundley would replace him and Anderson wold be the backup to him.
The Cardinals did list tight end Charles Clay inactive. He as questionable heading into the game. This will leave Maxx Williams and Dan Arnold as the only two healthy and active tight ends. Both have played well over the last couple of weeks.
Also inactive for the Cardinals are receiver KeeSean Johnson, cornerback Andre Chachere, linebacker Vontarrius Dora, offensive linemen Joshua Miles and Lamont Gaillard, and safety Deionte Thompson. Johnson didn’t play at all over the last couple of months of the season,
As for the Rams, they will be missing a big name on defense. Safety Jalen Ramsey is inactive against the Cardinals. He has an injured knee.
Also inactive are cornerback Troy Hill, tackle Rob Havenstein, tight end Kendall Blanton, offensive lineman Jamil Dembry, linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and safety Jake Geravase. They will have their full compliment of skill players available.
Both teams could have packed it in and sat their stars in a game that means very little to either team. The Cardinals are playing for draft positioning. The Rams first round pick has been traded.
It will be refreshing to see both teams take this game seriously and try to win a game for pride. Let’s just hope the football Gods protect Murray and he doesn’t further aggrevate his hamstring. He probably wouldn’t be playing if it wasn’t safe for him to do so.