Sean McVay: Kyler Murray already is a franchise quarterback

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Many think Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray can become a franchise quarterback. Some disagree with that assessment.

He already is [a franchise quarterback],” Rams coach Sean McVay said Friday during a conference call with Arizona media. “If you look at the way he has played, I think it’s hard to argue that he’s not already that.”

The Rams have yet to face Murray; they’ll see him twice over the final five weeks of the season. Given the fits he gave the 49ers, the Rams could have a hard time with him, too.

McVay said he has watched Murray progress over the first 11 games of the 2019 season.

“There are no limitations,” McVay said. “He’s fun. He’s dynamic, and you can see he instills a belief in the other 10 around him. That’s as special as anything.”

If/when the Cardinals get enough help around Murray, they could become a contending team in a challenging NFC West. And Murray’s ascension could make it even harder for the Rams to navigate a path to the playoffs.

7 responses to “Sean McVay: Kyler Murray already is a franchise quarterback

  1. A little early to anoint him a franchise QB.
    Needs some more games under his belt.
    Then you’ll know if he’s a franchise player, or just a flash in the pan.

  2. conormacleod says:
    November 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    They said that about Trubisky too. You don’t become a franchise QB in 1-2 seasons.
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    Patrick Mahomes is on line 1 for you.

  3. What? Those are comments coming from a coach who signed Goof to a 110 million dollar guaranteed contract.

  4. I knew somebody would bring up Mahomes after my comment. He sat in year 1. He had a good statistical season in year 2. In year 3, he has been injured and the team is 7-4, and not even guaranteed to make the playoffs. You do not become a franchise QB in your first 1-2 years I said. And I am correct. There are very few franchise QB’s in the league. And the Cards QB is not even close yet. 3-7-1? It was a silly comment to state he is.

  5. conormacleod says:
    November 29, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    I knew somebody would bring up Mahomes after my comment. He sat in year 1. He had a good statistical season in year 2. In year 3, he has been injured and the team is 7-4, and not even guaranteed to make the playoffs. You do not become a franchise QB in your first 1-2 years I said. And I am correct. There are very few franchise QB’s in the league.
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    Mahomes was MVP last year. Lamar Jackson in his 2nd year is on his way to the MVP THIS year. Some guy named Brady won a Super Bowl in his 2nd year.

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