Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray’s case for MVP

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass while pressured by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (98) during the first quarter in Glendale, Ariz. November 8, 2020.
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Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray making waves during his second year

Looking all around the league we’re starting to see some familiar faces pop into the MVP discussion, including Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. We have our regular suspects with the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and rival Russell Wilson.

However there are some certain fans in the desert that seem to think that NFL fans are missing the clear choice all together. Arizona’s short statured leader has a huge chance to bring home the prestigious award and here’s why.

The Arizona Cardinals are currently sitting at 5-3 and right in the thick of things in the NFC West which is the consensus best division in the entire league. This may not seem like the type of record which is usually shown by a league MVP but there needs to be some context. Yes their 3 losses is already one more than last year’s MVP Lamar Jackson‘s record of 14-2, but Kyler and the Cardinals have already matched last seasons entire win total by week 9.

These 5 wins this year already contain huge wins over division rival Seattle, and defending NFC champions San Francisco. There was some genuine concern after Murray struggled in back to back weeks against the Lions and Panthers but has since shown that he is a much better player than he showed during that stretch.

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