Pocket Time (PKT)
First up for improving Kyler Murray’s advanced stats is pocket time (PKT). This is how much time Murray has from snap to throwing off the ball, or the pocket collapses. Murray averaged 2.4 seconds in the pocket last year, which ended up being tied for 16th in the league. He was also sacked 27 times in 2020. Murray shared the same PKT time as Tom Brady, Justin Herbert, and Matthew Stafford.
It’s weird to see Brady down here with Murray, as he took the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title this past year. Pressure was always seemingly coming from the interior of the offensive line. Mason Cole was especially frustrating, and the Cardinals sent him off to Minnesota as a result. Rodney Hudson will now lead the offensive line. Hudson has only allowed 10 sacks in 10 years.
This upgrade is going from last row economy to first class-priority boarding. Brian Winters is another classy addition to the guard position, and it looks like the men inside the 3 techniques will be able to hold it down.
Another improvement that can help Murray is the establishment of a running game. A true lead back not named Chase Edmonds will get this done. If the Cardinals can get a RB at the right spot in the draft, then it will only amplify Murray’s effectiveness in play action. Murray was 3rd in scrambles last year with 51, so this affects the PKT time as well.