Kyler Murray deserving of Offensive Rookie Player award
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was nominated for Offensive Rookie of the Year
He was the number one pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However that doesn’t guarantee anything. For the Arizona Cardinals, it would seem as if they made the right choice in quarterback Kyler Murray.
Murray has won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He had very stiff competition. He ended the season with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Of his 12 interceptions, 7 of them came in December. Still, he threw for 3,722-yards on the season.
His main competition was from Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders running back Josh Jacobs. Jacobs though missed the last few games with an injury, likely taking the award away from him.
Still, this is a well-deserved award for the Cardinals quarterback. He is well on his way to even bigger and better things in 2020.
He was an alternate to the Pro Bowl but Kirk Cousins was called in front of him. Next year don’t be surprised if he is up for Offensive Player of the Year and the Pro Bowl.
Murray isn’t far away from doing what Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson are accomplishing over the first couple of seasons of their careers.
Murray certainly has things to work on but there is no denying the spark he brought back to an offense that was quite honestly just abysmal to watch in 2018. The Cardinals offense has nowhere to go but up.
Someday Murray might even be in contention for MVP. The main goal though will be to win a Super Bowl Championship.
It might take a few seasons to get to that level but with the right moves on both sides of the ball, starting with free agency and the 2020 draft in this offseason, maybe, just maybe the Cardinals can be playoff contenders soon.