3 reasons why Kyler Murray can have a breakout year like Josh Allen

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Kingsbury’s improvements and offensive re-tooling will push Murray into MVP form

The best way to summarize last year for the Cardinals was by my fellow writer on Raising Zona, Scott Allen, who said it was “a season of questionable calls.” It’s just baffling at how bad things really were down the stretch for Arizona in 2020.

But the NFL usually gives second chances, and as Kliff Kingsbury enters his third season at the helm of the Cardinals, he’s going to have to learn from his previous mistakes or face being fired.

Another issue was that Hopkins was targeted on nearly 29 percent of Murray’s 558 attempted passes last year (160 out of 558). Newcomers to Arizona’s wide receiver room, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore, will make sure this number is lower and more spread out in 2021.

Not to mention that Sean Kugler will serve as the Cardinals’ run game coordinator this season, which is hopefully a de-facto offensive coordinator role.

Everything mixes easily into Kingsbury’s offense for 2021. An improved blocking scheme, more diversity in the passing game, and not making questionable decisions when matchups are on the line will benefit Kyler Murray.

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Come September, it’ll be put up or shut up time for this team. Let’s hope for the best.