Arizona Cardinals: Murray could be throwing this week

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is about to take the practice field

It isn’t OTA’s, it’s not mini-camp, and its definitely not training camp but Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is about to get himself back on the football field.  At least this is what could happen according to reports from Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Murray hasn’t had the chance to throw to new Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins yet.  He has been a member of the team for almost three months now.

As Kingsbury said in the report on azcardinals.com, there really isn’t much more to do away from the field to get ready.  Now they just have to find a way onto the field to prepare for the 2020 season.

Easier said than done apparently though.  Coaches and players have yet to figure out their plans in getting back to team headquarters.

Murray doesn’t necessarily need to be on site to start throwing to his receivers either.  He’s got an a good balance of veterans and young receivers going into camp this summer.

Hopkins is expected to be the number one receiver with Larry Fitzgerald right there with him.  There’s also third-year Christian Kirk who could end up being the number two once Fitz decides to hang it up.

The interesting battle will be with last year’s three rookie receivers Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson, and Hakeem Butler.  Butler was shelved in preseason, so he’s the only one who hasn’t seen the field in a regular season game yet.

Now they have a very important sophomore season.  This season could make or break any of the three of them.  Isabella came along slower than most expected and Johnson stopped getting opportunities as the 2019 season wore on.

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Murray also has a lot of expectations on him entering the 2020 season.  He won Offensive Rookie of the Year, so now fans and experts alike are expecting more.  That’s natural but if he is going to produce greater than his 2019 output he needs to get on the field sooner rather than later.