Kyler Murray’s rollercoaster year continues with positive COVID test

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Kyler Murray just can’t catch a break in 2022 so far.

The timeline that Kyler Murray has traveled since January of this year has been one of great stress and eustress (that’s the good kind). From the beatdown by the Los Angeles Rams to his agent putting out letters of semi-threats for a new contract, and then the contract talks with the “Independent Study clause.”

Now, Kyler Murray has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes one day after the Cardinals had their first public practice, and Murray was given the day off. I’m not speculating here, but the fact that those two coincidences are so close to each other makes one’s mind wonder.

Murray will now be out for five days, and luckily his symptoms are “minor,” according to Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Kyler Murray tests positive for COVID-19 as Cardinals’ rocky 2022 continues.

There’s got to be a point where all the negative news stops for Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. There has to be, right? Murray led the Cardinals in making sure not only himself but the entire team was vaccinated this past offseason.

So by this article from the team’s official website regarding “Is Kyler Murray vaccinated?”. The answer is yes. So there’s the good news on that, and we’re hoping for a speedy recovery for Mr. Murray as well.

Colt McCoy will take over the snaps with the starters, with third-string quarterback Trace McSorley now getting some valuable second-team reps. However, there’s a silver lining in all of this, and it’s that the quarterback depth will improve a bit.

Now, if the NFL world could give the Cardinals a break, that’d be great.

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