Kyler Murray won’t play Cardinals’ preseason opener tonight

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Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said earlier this week that Kyler Murray would play the preseason opener Friday night. Murray is not playing.

It is unclear whether Kingsbury wasn’t telling the truth earlier in the week or changed his mind later in the week. Either way, only Colt McCoy and Chris Streveler went through quarterback warmups.

Murray was not in uniform, standing on the sideline, as his teammates went through pregame. Safety Budda Baker, receiver DeAndre Hopkins and receiver A.J. Green also aren’t dressed out, via Collin Harmon of ABC 15.

Murray, 24, is entering an important third season. He earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time in 2020, throwing for 3,971 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while running for 819 yards and 11 touchdowns.

6 responses to “Kyler Murray won’t play Cardinals’ preseason opener tonight

  1. Another red flag. Here’s a guy who is turning into a bust who they are afraid to play in a shortened preseason.

  2. Excited to see Murray continue to build on his Rookie MVP and then Pro Bowl years and enter his third season with this young rookie R Moore. He’s looked great tonight, and with an upgraded Oline adding Rodney Hudson, the newly added James Connor at RB with Edmunds, and DHop and AJ Green (who has looked great) it could be a great season offensively.

    So many haters but that’s typical jealousy on the internet. Murray is better than anyone reading this and more than likely better than your team’s QB.

  3. the first time in 2020, throwing for 3,971 yards

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    So he was just a tad under 4000 yards. Just like he stands a tad under 5’ 6”

  4. MostlyRight says:
    August 14, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Excited to see Murray continue to build on his Rookie MVP and then Pro Bowl years and enter his third season with this young rookie R Moore. He’s looked great tonight, and with an upgraded Oline adding Rodney Hudson, the newly added James Connor at RB with Edmunds, and DHop and AJ Green (who has looked great) it could be a great season offensively.

    So many haters but that’s typical jealousy on the internet. Murray is better than anyone reading this and more than likely better than your team’s QB.
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    Murray wasn’t even better than the “mustache” it’s just the NFL couldn’t give a 6th rounder the OROY over a 1st rounder!

  5. Smart keeping him off the field for this one… He’s ready to go now. Why risk a stupid injury? And when Fitz announces his return, the entire league will take notice. Kyler throwing to Hop, AJ, and Fitz..!!! (Ahem)

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