It’s a good thing Kyler Murray won’t play at all in the preseason

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Thank goodness the Arizona Cardinals won’t risk Kyler Murray in the preseason.

In what shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, fans of the Arizona Cardinals won’t get to see Kyler Murray suit up in the preseason in 2022. In a short press conference today, Murray himself confirmed that he won’t be suiting up until Sunday, September 11th, in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium.

This comes just days after the New York Jets’  Zach Wilson dodged a major bullet to his season with a lower-body injury that turned out to be not as bad as initially thought. With Murray officially out, that is going to give us a great look at seeing the final three quarterbacks on the roster.

That means Colt McCoy, Trace McSorley, and Jarrett Guarantano will get extended playing time. Ever since the preseason was shortened to three (instead of four) weeks, this has been happening more often in the NFL.

The Arizona Cardinals are wise to sit Kyler Murray.

With how many health hiccups Murray has had the past few seasons, keeping him (and J.J. Watt) from collecting unnecessary mileage is crucial to the Cardinals’ success. Unfortunately, we’ve found this out the hard way as fans, and I don’t have to re-hash the bad memories of what’s happened when Murray’s been out.

So kudos to Kliff Kingsbury for making this move and protecting their 200-million-dollar quarterback of the future. Let’s hope for a healthy, complete season from Murray when he finally suits up in Week 1 of the regular season.

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