The Magnificence of Kyler Murray, YES. BUT,  Murray focuses on team success over personal accolades.

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the playing of the national anthem prior t...
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Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 26, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida.

We’re only three weeks into the NFL season and quarterback Kyler Murray is already being mentioned as an MVP candidate along with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady, just to name a few.

Murray sits in the top 5 among NFL signal callers in passing yards (1,005), completion percentage (76.5%) and passing touchdowns (7). He is tied for third in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (3) and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2.

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Murray with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020
No. 1 – Arizona Cardinals
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: August 7, 1997 (age 24)
Bedford, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Allen (Allen, Texas)
College:
NFL Draft: 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2021
TDINT: 53–28
Passing yards: 8,698
Completion percentage: 66.7
Passer rating: 92.8
Rushing yards: 1,433
Rushing touchdowns: 18
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners. He also played as an outfielder for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team. He won the 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year award as a senior in high school. He started his college career at Texas A&M, only playing one season for the Aggies before transferring to Oklahoma. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he wasn’t able to play for the 2016 season. During his 2017 college season, he served as a backup to starting quarterback Baker Mayfield.

In 2018, Murray was named the starting quarterback. Murray immediately made an impact, leading his conference in passing yards and touchdowns, as well as setting a Big 12 single-season passer rating record with a 199.2 passer rating. He was named AP College Football Player of the Year and was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his performance.

Following Mayfield, Murray was drafted first overall himself by the Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after setting multiple Cardinals franchise rookie passing records. During his second season in 2020, he made the Pro Bowl. He was also drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB draft, making him the first player ever to be drafted in the first rounds of both sports.

High school career

Football

Murray was born in Bedford, Texas, to Kevin Murray and Misun Henderson. He attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas.  As a senior in 2014, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year. His team won three straight state championships and 43 games in a row. He missed one start during this streak and finished his career with a perfect 42–0 record as a starting quarterback.

Murray was ranked by ESPN, Scout.com, and 247Sports as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class. In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball. He officially signed with them on February 4, 2015.

Statistics

Year Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2012 153 249 61.4 2,040 17 5 188 1,370 7.3 25
2013 207 325 63.7 3,669 46 9 151 1,274 8.4 19
2014 278 433 64.2 4,713 54 8 151 1,495 9.9 25
Total 638 1,007 63.4 10,386 117 22 490 4,139 8.4 69
Source:[12]

Baseball

Murray also played baseball and was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. In high school, Murray was a shortstop and a second baseman. He was the first player to ever be selected for both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and Under Armour All-America Football Game.

College career

Football

Texas A&M

Murray after his first win at Texas A&M, 2015

As a true freshman in 2015, Murray competed with Kyle Allen before the season for the starting quarterback position. Allen won the job, with Murray appearing in games as a backup (primarily on plays involving the wildcat formation). After the team lost two straight games in October, the competition was opened again prior to the South Carolina game, and Murray won the starting quarterback position. In his first start, Murray threw for 223 yards and rushed for 156 yards with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown, making him and Cam Newton the only Southeastern Conference quarterbacks in the past 20 years to gain over 100 yards passing and rushing, including a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in their first career start. In his second start the next game against Auburn, Murray threw for 105 yards while throwing three interceptions, and rushing for 37 yards in the 26–10 loss. He rebounded from his previous game the next week against Western Carolina, throwing for 191 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, while rushing for 50 yards in the 41–17 blowout win. After the game, Allen was named the starting quarterback and Murray was sidelined for the rest of the season. On December 24, 2015, Murray announced that he was transferring to the University of Oklahoma. Per NCAA transfer rules, he had to miss the 2016 season.

Oklahoma

In the 2017 season, Murray was a backup quarterback to Baker Mayfield. He got the opportunity to play in some games in relief of Mayfield. He made his season debut in the season opener against UTEP. In the 56–7 victory, he came into the game in the second half and finished 10-of-11 for 149 yards and a touchdown. Two weeks later, against Tulane, he hit all three pass attempts for 103 yards and a touchdown. On November 25, against West Virginia, he started the game after Mayfield had to sit out some of the game due to disciplinary actions in the previous game against the Kansas Jayhawks. In the game, he hit both pass attempts for 52 total yards and a touchdown while contributing 80 rushing yards on three carries.

Murray in 2018

Without Mayfield, Oklahoma considered Murray and Austin Kendall to start at quarterback in 2018. Murray was chosen as the starting quarterback. He threw for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in the 2018 regular season, and rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. In December 2018, Murray was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the best collegiate football player in the country, giving Oklahoma back-to-back Heisman winners. Murray helped lead Oklahoma to a Big 12 Championship and an appearance in the College Football Playoff. In the 2018 Orange Bowl against Alabama, he had 308 passing yards and two passing touchdowns as the Sooners fell by a score of 45–34. Murray became only the third Heisman Trophy winner to not be awarded consensus All-American honors.

Statistics

Legend
Led the Big 12
Big 12 record
Bold Career high
Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Texas A&M 72 121 59.5 686 5 7 109.2 53 335 6.3 1
2016 Oklahoma Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules
2017 18 21 85.7 359 3 0 276.5 14 142 10.1 0
2018 260 377 69.0 4,361 42 7 199.2 140 1,001 7.2 12
Total 350 519 67.4 5,406 50 14 181.3 207 1,478 7.1 13

Baseball

Murray opted out of the MLB draft after deciding to attend Texas A&M. He was initially set to play as an infielder for the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team in the 2016 season until he announced his departure from Texas A&M on December 17, 2015.

Murray played for the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team in 2017 as a left fielder. He had a .122 batting average and six runs batted in (RBIs) in 27 games. After the 2017 season, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.  In 2018, playing as a centerfielder, Murray batted .296 with 10 home runs, 47 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases.

Despite Murray’s reported intention to continue his football career, the Oakland Athletics selected Murray with the ninth overall selection of the 2018 MLB draft. He signed a contract with the Athletics which included a $4.66 million signing bonus. Prior to his junior year with the football team, Murray said that he would report to spring training in 2019 to begin his professional baseball career. However, following his Heisman Trophy-winning 2018 season, he would forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft. The A’s retain his rights, should he return to baseball.

Professional career

In January 2019, Murray announced that he would enter the 2019 NFL Draft. On February 11, he announced his decision to focus on his football career, forgoing baseball.

Some believed that Murray’s pursuit of a football career at the expense of a potential one in baseball was a mistake because of his limited stature relative to a typical NFL quarterback.  At the NFL Combine, Murray was not expected to match his listed height of 5’10”, because colleges often exaggerate measurements to make players more attractive to professional teams. Murray’s final measurements were 5’10 1/8″ and 207 pounds, similar to that of Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson.  He was ranked as the best quarterback prospect available by multiple outlets and sports websites.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size Wonderlic
5 ft 10+18 in
(1.78 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
28+12 in
(0.72 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
20
All values from NFL combine[55][56]

Murray was drafted first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft, becoming the shortest quarterback drafted in the first round (Johnny Manziel was 5’11” 3/4″). When leading Texas Tech‘s football program, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he would hypothetically spend the draft’s top selection on Murray. The pick made Murray the first player to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts, the first time that two quarterbacks from the same university have gone in the first round in successive seasons after Baker Mayfield was selected first in the 2018 NFL Draft and the first quarterback under 6 feet selected number one in an NFL draft. On May 9th, 2019, Murray signed his four year rookie contract, worth $35.2 million with the Cardinals

2019 season

Murray played his first NFL game on September 8, 2019 against the Detroit Lions, finishing with 308 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception as the game ended in a 27–all tie. Murray led the Cardinals to a comeback in the fourth quarter from a 16-point deficit, joining Jake Plummer as the only Cardinals rookie quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards and two touchdowns since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. During Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, Murray finished with 349 passing yards as the Cardinals lost 17–23. In Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, Murray threw for 241 yards and a pick-six and rushed four times for 27 yards and his first NFL rushing touchdown in the 27–10 loss. In the next game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Murray threw for 253 yards and rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown in the 26–23 victory.  During Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, Murray threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 32 yards in a narrow 34–33 victory. He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. In Week 10, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had 324 passing yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the 30–27 loss. In Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, Murray threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown in the 36–26 loss. In Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, Murray threw for 118 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 40 yards before exiting the game due to a hamstring injury. Without Murray, the Cardinals won the game 27–13. Before the regular season finale against the Los Angeles Rams, Murray was listed as a game time decision with a hamstring injury and ultimately played in the game despite being hurt. During the game, Murray threw for 325 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions during the 31–24 loss. Afterwards, Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that “It’s the most proud I’ve been of him all season.”

Murray finished his rookie season with 3,722 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions to go along with 544 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 93 carries and was named a Pro Bowl Alternate.  At the NFL Honors on February 1, Murray won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award for his performance during the season.

2020 season

Murray in 2020

In Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, Murray finished with 230 passing yards, one passing touchdown, an interception to go along with 91 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 24–20 win. In Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, Murray passed for 286 yards, one passing touchdown, and one interception to go along with eight carries for 67 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 30–15 victory.  During Week 5 against the New York Jets, Murray finished with 380 passing yards, 31 rushing yards, two total touchdowns, and one interception as the Cardinals won 30–10. On October 14, 2020, Murray was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 5. In Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, Murray completed 34 of 48 passes for 360 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception plus ran 14 times for 67 yards and scored a rushing touchdown as the Cardinals beat the previously undefeated Seahawks 37–34 in overtime. Murray was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 7. In Week 9, against the Miami Dolphins, he had 283 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, 106 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown in the 34–31 loss.

In Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, Murray passed for 245 yards, one passing touchdown, and one interception to go along with 11 carries for 61 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He helped the Cardinals mount a comeback win in the final seconds; down 26–30, the Cardinals drove down to the Buffalo 43-yard line with 11 seconds to go before Murray scrambled out of the pocket and connected with DeAndre Hopkins, who was surrounded by three Bills defenders, on a Hail Mary pass. The resulting touchdown, dubbed the “Hail Murray” by the media, allowed Arizona to win 32–30 and take the division lead in the NFC West. In Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Murray threw for 406 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception and rushed for 29 yards and another touchdown during the 33–26 win. He later earned the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance.

2021 season

During Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, Murray finished with 400 passing yards, 31 rushing yards, two interceptions, and four total touchdowns as the Cardinals narrowly won 34–33 due to the Vikings missing a field goal with three seconds left in the fourth quarter.

NFL career statistics

Legend
Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2019 ARI 16 16 349 542 64.4 3,722 6.9 20 12 87.4 93 544 5.9 4 48 309 5 2
2020 ARI 16 16 375 558 67.2 3,971 7.1 26 12 94.3 133 819 6.2 11 27 176 9 4
Career 32 32 724 1,100 65.8 7,693 7.0 46 24 90.9 226 1,363 6.0 15 75 485 14 6

Cardinals franchise records

  • Most games started by a rookie quarterback – 16
  • Most pass completions by a rookie – 349
  • Most pass attempts by a rookie – 542
  • Highest completion percentage by a rookie (at least 2 completions) – 64.4%
  • Most passing yards by a rookie – 3,722
  • Most passing touchdowns by a rookie – 20
  • Highest passer rating by a starting rookie – 87.4
  • Most yards per game by a rookie – 232.6
  • Most wins by a rookie quarterback – 5
  • Most rushing yards by a rookie quarterback – 544
  • Most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback – 4
  • Most rushing yards per game by a rookie quarterback – 34.0
  • Interception percentage in a career – 2.2

E-sports

Although he is known for being a professional football player, Murray joined the FaZe e-sports clan in April 2021.[93]

Personal life

Murray is a Christian. Murray’s father, Kevin Murray, was a quarterback at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986. His uncle, University of Texas alumnus Calvin Murray, is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs. Murray is a third-generation Korean American, with his maternal grandmother being a South Korean national.

His cousin, Devin Duvernay, is a University of Texas alumnus and is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Kyler Murray stands on the field with a member of the Cardinals staff. It’s December 2020, during warmups for a home game against the Eagles, five days before Christmas. He’ll win NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance that afternoon, but he doesn’t know that yet. He knows he has questions about the grass. He’s mic’d up for the Cards’ YouTube channel and about to go full yard doctor.

“This ain’t rye grass, is it?” Murray asks.

“In the middle it’s actually more Bermuda,” the staffer says.

“It’s Bermuda?” Murray asks.

“The rye is gonna be on the outside,” the staffer says. “So this on the inside is gonna have a little bit more stability.”

“So we got Bermuda and rye, which means I should be real fast on this, right?” Murray asks.

“Pretty fast,” the staffer says.

“Like, I should get ghost on this, right?” Murray asks.

“You should be going,” the staffer says.

“All right, bet,” Murray says.

Check out Lawn and Order over here. Casper the friendly quarterback. Dusting defenses since 1997. I don’t even know what kind of grass is in our yard. Bermuda’s always seemed the best to me, probably because it sounds the best. If I’m choosing grass and you tell me my options are something called Bermuda and something called tall fescue, I’m going Bermuda every time and feeling great about it. But Murray can scoot no matter the vegetation: Kentucky bluegrass, Mexican feather grass, buffalo grass. The speed translates. He could play in hiking boots in a cornfield and still torch defenses.

The Kyler Murray experience is part NOS and part John Wick in a hall of mirrors. He’s what you’d get if you put Dr. Seuss and Dr. Z in the same room. There are generally two prevailing comparisons for Murray’s running style: Sonic the Hedgehog and the Road Runner. What people mean is when he runs his legs blur. Those things churn. He buckles legs. Guys dive for him and whiff completely. He dances up to defenders to the point they could reach out and touch him. And they try. Sometimes they can, but man, sometimes they really can’t. Ask Jamal Adams.

Ask the 2020 Washington defense.

He goes in amongst the trees. Comes out with bodies falling. I am just barely above making a bad timber joke here. I’m skipping it only because I’m worried I’d get too deep into those Pitbull-Kesha promos for the 2014 NBA playoffs. I do that, I’m saying “playoffs” in my head for the rest of the day. All due respect to Mr. Worldwide, I’m not trying to live like that. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Dale.

Murray is play-ping-pong-against-himself quick. He runs like quails fly. People talk about his 40 time like it’s Bigfoot. No one really knows what it is, or at least no one’s said publicly if they do. He supposedly clocked a hand-timed 4.38 in the spring of 2017. There’s grainy video of him running sprints at a Cardinals practice next to burner receiver Andy Isabella. Isabella ran a 4.31 at the 2019 combine. Murray held his own.

But that’s it. Otherwise it’s been crickets. He didn’t run at his pro day or the combine. Didn’t need to. Andre the Giant doesn’t need to tell you he’s tall. You see him and know. The evidence is before you, plain as day.

He’s a Portrait of a Madman as a Young Quarterback. It’s not that he’s out of control. He’s just open-minded, willing to try anything once. This isn’t a foolproof way of operating. Murray’s thrown a pick in the Cardinals’ opening possession of the second half in each of their first three games this season. He also has a tendency to bail out of the pocket early, either because he’s too small to see his receivers or he’s said “to hell with my progressions, let’s move to the acrobatic portion of the routine.” He can look bad, but he can look like magic too. ESPN’s Ryan Clark called him “a true master of deception.” Defenders come in without a plan, find nothing but sod.

It’s a wonder he’s not cackling every time he drops a guy. If I were him, I’d be laughing the whole way down the field, pointing at defenders as they fell. So long, it’s been good to know you. You start to feel for the defense at a certain point. He cooks guys so bad they wind up on all fours like they’re looking for a contact. Safeties have angles on him, but it doesn’t matter. His game has a great sense of humor. It reminds me of a Jack Handey joke.

The first thing was, I learned to forgive myself. Then I told myself, “Go ahead and do whatever you want, it’s OK by me.”

This one, too.

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he is carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he is carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you’re drunk.

The pyrotechnics have grown in both wattage and splendor through the early part of his third NFL season. Sometimes Murray skips into the end zone. Sometimes he scrambles nearly 30 yards before uncorking 77-yard bombs for touchdowns.

Being an elite quarterback requires a self-belief that borders on delusion. Being a quarterback Murray’s size requires a complete erasure of history, a certain loss of consciousness. There’s not a ton of precedent for a guy his size doing what he’s doing at the quarterback position. I like when analysts on television say “the ______ position.” It would be much easier to just say quarterback, but “the quarterback position” sounds smarter. Maybe it’s that by saying “the quarterback position,” they’re letting you know they also know about all these other positions you’ve never even heard of before, so if you have any questions just holler. It reminds me of how Michael Jordan talks about basketball. He doesn’t always call basketball “basketball.” Sometimes he likes saying “the game of basketball.” The phrasing, somehow, evokes wisdom?

It’s fun to talk about Murray because his talent’s so great it lets people start making claims about history, about football players and athletes and the whole of time. You get picked in the top 10 of the NFL and MLB drafts, and people throw roses. Before the 2019 NFL draft, Lincoln Riley, Murray’s head coach at Oklahoma, told Rich Eisen, “You’re talking about one of the elite athletes that sports has ever seen.” Some go further and call him the best athlete in the world.

One of Murray’s backups tried to describe his speed. “That first step and burst—it was pretty crazy to see. It was on a different scale, honestly.” The athleticism makes people almost reverent. In 2018, Murray and Oklahoma beat TCU 52-27. He went 19-of-24 passing for 213 yards and four TDs. Ran for another 51. Light work. Brock Huard was ABC’s analyst during the telecast. Late in the first quarter, after a nice Murray run, Huard asked play-by-play man Bob Wischusen, “Have you ever seen quicker feet?” About a month later, having had time to absorb the loss, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said, “I would not want to play them twice with Kyler. Telling you right now. It’s recess. And it’s full blast.”

Murray’s lack of height is part of the joy of watching him. He’s the first guy built like that playing like this. Surrounded by lineman, he can look like a bungalow nestled amongst skyscrapers. His speed’s always praised. Nobody questions his arm talent. The decision-making could improve. He’s a thrill-seeking desperado on a mission to amaze and embarrass. He takes risks. All exciting people do. I don’t know if he’s fearless, but he’s certainly brave. How do we know? He puts his faith in Kliff Kingsbury.

One of Murray’s best virtues is that sometimes in the open field, it looks like he’s running on a moving walkway. Another virtue: He looks cool in dark helmet visors. Though wouldn’t we all? I could put my Nana in a visored helmet and she’d look cool. Not that she doesn’t usually. She wears loud, leopard print shirts. Not sure about your own personal print rankings, but for me leopard’s way up there. Somewhere above baroque and below punchy florals. I think Murray would approve. He’s always been a friend to big cats.

Murray does burnouts in front of police headquarters and bare-hands water moccasins out of creeks. He shakes his head when Kingsbury starts dressing like him. Kingsbury stays in places you only see in magazines with vague names: VERANDA, DOOR AND HANDLE, BACKYARD GAZEBO, GARDENS WITH FLOWERS, FIREPLACE AFICIONADO, THE NO-SHOW DRESS SOCK GAZETTE, THE HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR HOTNESS INTO A PROFESSIONAL COACHING JOB JOURNAL, HAIR MOUSSE QUARTERLY. Murray stays in the spaceship he parks just outside of Scottsdale. He reads The Art of War and a novelization of Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper. He likes the descriptions of Maureen’s sweaters.

Murray holds the severed heads of his enemies while calmly telling Erin Andrews, “We just wanted to come out, set the tone, be aggressive.” He wears a black suit and brown shoes and it just works. He begins every day with an ice cold glass of Kevin Sumlin’s tears. Has them flown in special. He’s got a tears guy. These pampered millionaire athletes.

Murray throws footballs in the air, unholsters his peacemaker, and blows them out of the sky. He puts on a blindfold and works on hip drive dissociation at the top of active volcanoes. His cleats are on fire.

There’s a time for order and a time for chaos. A time for the playbook and a time to party. Murray will deliver a bonkers run-100-yards-to-pick-up-20 highlight every now and again. Hair-on-fire specials that melt announcers’ brains and make them children again. There was one against the Titans in Week 1 that was outrageous even for him.

He ran 43 yards to throw it 18. Above and beyond. A consummate star. You paid money, he’ll give you a show.

His yards per attempt his rookie season was 6.9. Last year, 7.1. Through three games this season, he’s at 9.9. His accuracy and touch are on point. He’s got 1,005 passing yards with seven touchdowns, plus he’s run for a score in every game this year. This isn’t a stat, but I bet if you got a bear tired he could outrun it.

As backyard footballers go, Murray may be the greatest. A prankster with a howitzer. He shakes people without touching them, makes men fall at his feet. They cannot stand the glory. It blinds. Kyler Baudelaire. He bleeds sun.

The term gunslinger is overused to describe quarterbacks. Murray’s not a gunslinger so much as an angel of death and terror bent on inflicting as much pain as possible, in the most ludicrous way possible, through any means possible. He runs around people and man is it funny. Last season against the Lions he had this keeper that left Jeff Okudah grabbing at rye.

A play so fun it made Larry Fitzgerald do this.

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