Kyler Murray: Win as a team, individual accolades will come

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The Cardinals are 3-0 and quarterback Kyler Murray said on Wednesday that the team’s record is a bigger deal to him than any discussion of his individual play.

Murray has run for a touchdown in all three wins and thrown for 1,005 yards while completing two-thirds of his passes. That has led to him being installed among the early betting favorites for the MVP award, but Murray said that his experience has always been that focusing on team success is the best way to achieve individual hardware.

“What is it, Week 4? It is what it is,” Murray said, via “It’s a long season and I was always raised and taught that if you win as a team, the individual accolades will come. That’s how I treated it in high school, that’s how I treated it when I won the Heisman, same thing for now. I’m not really too worried about MVP or anything like that.”

Murray’s correct about individual awards almost always going to players from winning teams, but those wins are made much easier when he plays the way he has in the opening weeks of the season. Should Murray outduel fellow early MVP candidate Matthew Stafford this weekend, the outlook for the Cardinals and himself will look even brighter heading into Week Five.

7 responses to “Kyler Murray: Win as a team, individual accolades will come

  1. Young QBs get better with experience, and Murray is still improving. I don’t think is all that close to his potential. He has a height disadvantage, but he also has some skills no other QB has. His career is interesting to watch. He’s starting to answer some of the questions. Three games does not make a season. There’s a long way to go, and Murray needs to avoid getting hit. If the Cards make the playoffs they’ll scare a lot of teams.

  2. Remember when Russell Wilson was head and shoulders the MVP with the whole “Let Russ Cook” thing after 4 games last year? How’d that turn out?

  3. Anyone who actually sees Murray play a full game respects him. It’s the fans who only watch their team and the highlights who have little idea of how Murray affects the entire game. He’s worth every Penny if you buy a ticket to see him play…if your rooting for him he’s amazing and if you’re rooting against him he’ll drive you crazy.

  4. Murray is going to be one of the leagues best for a long time to come!!! The kid is just so good.

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