Kyler Murray projected to score more than 40 touchdowns in 2021

(Photo by Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports) Kyler Murray /

Will quarterback Kyler Murray take his game to an even higher level during his third season with the Arizona Cardinals?

Last season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray took a lot of steps in the right direction. During his second year with the Cardinals, Murray improved his completion percentage, improved his touchdown percentage, increased his yards per attempt, and his ability to rush the football emerged as a dangerous advantage over his opponents.

What could Murray have in store for season three in Arizona? Well, there’s a good chance that his progression will continue to move forward and he will finish with even better numbers than what he ended up with last year.

Will more improvements from Murray result in a playoff appearance for the Cardinals? For a team that finished one win short of earning a postseason spot in 2020, Arizona’s quarterback taking his game to another level certainly feels like it would result in the team playing some extra football next season.

How many touchdowns will Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray score in 2021?

So what might Murray’s final numbers look like when the 2021 season comes to an end? Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton recently projected the final 2021 stats for each NFL quarterback and he has the Cardinals signal-caller setting new career highs in multiple categories.

For the upcoming season, Moton has Murray completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 4,591 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Each of these values would be the best the Arizona quarterback has posted in his NFL career.

In addition to his progression in the air, Moton has Murray carrying the ball 107 times for 556 rushing yards (5.2 average) and eight touchdowns.

So it sounds like Moton believes the Cardinals’ 23-year-old quarterback will be putting more of a focus on passing the ball next season than using his legs to make plays.

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If Arizona is hoping to keep Murray healthy and off of the sidelines during the next few years, then this is probably something that needs to begin happening more in 2021.