Kyler Murray wants wins, not milestones

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Like many rookies, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray came into the NFL with questions about whether his college success would carry over to the pros.

The first two games of his first season have provided some positive answers to those questions. It took Murray a while to get going in the opener, but he wound up with 308 yards as the Cardinals rallied to tie the Lions. In Baltimore on Sunday, Murray was 25-of-40 for 349 yards and that made him the second quarterback in league history — Cam Newton was the first — to throw for at least 300 yards in each of his first two starts.

The Ravens still beat the Cardinals and Murray’s focus was on the final score rather than his stat line after the game.

“That’s a cool deal,” Murray said, via ESPN.com. “But wish we could have won the game.”

Arizona will host Carolina next week, so Murray will get a chance to try for his first win against the player he joined in the history books on Sunday.

9 responses to “Kyler Murray wants wins, not milestones

  1. All i ever hear is its easy for qbs to put up stats in this era then the same media pumps up a player for putting up empty stats! lol its about wins even Murray knows that.

  2. I watched as a Ravens fan the game and not fair to judge the kid after two games. However, I saw all but one of his chunk plays come off of throws from the back foot where it was poor coverage by Ravens DB’s. He did hit one or two nice passes, and I think he has some nice potential.

  3. thelongestgoodbye says:
    September 16, 2019 at 7:58 am
    I watched as a Ravens fan the game and not fair to judge the kid after two games. However, I saw all but one of his chunk plays come off of throws from the back foot where it was poor coverage by Ravens DB’s. He did hit one or two nice passes, and I think he has some nice potential.
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    I love how you try to blame all of Murray’s 348 passing yards on mistakes by Ravens DB’s ILMAO. Murray should of an easy 2-3 passing TDs in that game, one TD pass he WR tripped right inch’s away from the goal, another Murray’s receiver stepped out and David Johnson was stopped inch’s short on another. Murray threw Arizona all the way down the field to inside of Baltimore’s own 10YD line a whole bunch of times in that game, like 5-6 different times, and then threw a nice 2 point conversion pass to boot. He had the poise of a veteran QB out there yesterday despite it being his first road start & had thrown the ball 95 times and only thrown 1 single turn over worthy pass which is crazy for a rookie QB.

    All of that in his very road start in a hostile environment on the road, yet still managed a 91QB rating for 348YDs passing ranking 12th overall in ESPN’s QBR posting a 60.1 QBR in his FIRST road start against a playoff caliber top 10 defense. That’s amazing for a rookie QB.
    Murray is a budding super star QB and will in all liklihood look like a totally different QB over the 2nd half of the season as Mayfield did last season and will be a top 10 caliber QB by this team next year. Murray’s been extremely impressive to date, especially considering all the haters he had when he came into the league who swore up and down he would be a bust.

  4. Kyler Murray should give his receivers all the praise. Kyler continued to throw into good coverage all day long and his receivers would out work the Ravens secondary for the ball. If he continues to do that, the tide will turn and the interceptions will mount.

  5. Murray has attempted more passes than anyone in the league. That should be the bigger story, not that he’s thrown for 300 yards in each of his first two games. Maybe the story should also include his 57.4 completion percentage? I’m not saying Kyler isn’t going to be good, or great for that matter, but please, let’s put the crowns down. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him.

  6. Murray has definitely had some good and bad moments but he has ONLY played 2 games for goodness sake. Why do people want to see him fail so bad? Has he been in trouble or done something bad? Nope. He’s just one of two qb’s in NFL history to throw from over 300 yards in his first two starts. What a bust geez……….

  7. Murray has attempted more passes than anyone in the league. That should be the bigger story, not that he’s thrown for 300 yards in each of his first two games. Maybe the story should also include his 57.4 completion percentage? I’m not saying Kyler isn’t going to be good, or great for that matter, but please, let’s put the crowns down. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him.
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    You have no idea what you’re talking about dude, if you did then you’d know stupid that statement sounds.

    Murray’s completion percentage is at 57% right now due to the slow start they got off to in week 1 through the fist 2 quarters being these guys had never played together before in their actual game offense. Throughout the 2nd half of that week 1 game Kyler Murray completed 70% of his passes and put up 18 points in the 4th throwing for 2TDs and threw a 2PT conversion with a 131 passer rating over the last 2 quarters a QBR of 95 ending the game with 308 passing yards/2TDs in his very first start.
    2nd game of the season Murray completed 63% of his passes for 350YDs passing w/ 8.7 YD/AVG per pass driving AZ inside of BALs 5YD line 5-6 different times and threw another 2 point conversion ending the game with a passer rating of 91.9 w/ the 12th highest QBR among QB’s week 2 of 61.1. On throws of 15+YDs or more he was 6 for 6 in week two which is 100% CMP %.

    Throughout the first two games of the season Murray is among the league leaders in explosive plays w/ 10 passes of 20+YDs and 4 passes of 40+YDs right up there with Mahomes who only has a couple more.

    If I were you dude I worry more your QB Josh Allen, who is a QB that actually does struggle with accuracy and is one of the least accurate throwers in the NFL who has a career 54.8% completion percentage and had a 52% CMP percentage last season, that’s atrocious. Allen has more INT’s than he does TDs with 14INT’s in his career and 2 already this season. Murray is a far more polished far better QB compared to Allen.

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