Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) not anticipated to be prepared for begin of 2023 season – NFL.com
“My understanding is he’s going to take his time and ensure this factor is one hundred pc proper,” Rapoport reported. “He’s younger. He’s bought an extended profession. He’s not going to hurry, so don’t be stunned if we don’t see him to start out the season or possibly even by the halfway level. This harm has to heal completely.”
Murray suffered the harm on Dec. 13, 13 video games right into a misplaced marketing campaign within the desert. The Cardinals had been 4-8 on the time and completed 4-13, losers of seven in a row to shut the season and beginning the likes of Colt McCoy, Hint McSorley and David Blough beneath middle with Murray sidelined. Because of Arizona’s terrible end, coach Kliff Kingsbury was fired and normal supervisor Steve Keim stepped down, leaving a large management void throughout the board in Arizona.
The Cardinals have since employed former Tennessee Titans government Monti Ossenfort as their normal supervisor and have interviewed eight head teaching candidates. A serious matter in mentioned interviews, Rapoport reported, has been the well being and standing of Murray.
A former No. 1 general choice, Murray signed a five-year, $230.5 million extension in the course of the 2022 offseason. Of the Kyler-Kingsbury-Keim troika, all of whom signed mega-deals final yr, the QB is the one one who stays with the membership.
Murray’s first season beneath the contract was underwhelming to say the least, even earlier than the harm. The previous Offensive Rookie of the Yr averaged a career-low 215.3 passing yards per recreation, 6.1 yards per try and 87.2 passer score.
Behind Murray on the depth chart heading into 2023 stays McCoy, a journeyman backup who shall be 37 years outdated and going into his thirteenth season by September. McCoy noticed motion in 4 video games in 2022, finishing 68.2 p.c of his passes for 780 yards, a landing and three interceptions.
If Murray is to overlook prolonged time, Ossenfort and the Cardinals might spend money on a backup QB this offseason who may give them a preventing likelihood amid their rebuild. There shall be loads of choices from which to select.
There are nonetheless main selections to make in Arizona, beginning with who shall be Murray and Co.’s head coach going ahead; in accordance with proprietor Michael Bidwill, Murray might even present enter on the rent. However equally as essential is figuring out the right way to proceed at quarterback, particularly if K1 is KO’d for half of the season.