Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray
22-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Arizona Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Cardinals are all in on Kyler Murray. They made the Heisman Trophy winner this year's top draft pick and already named him the starter. New coach Kliff Kingsbury said he'll tailor his air raid offense around Murray, who shouldn't face too steep of a learning curve after he excelled in Oklahoma's spread attack, joining Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks in FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Murray has a strong arm, quick release and first-rate elusiveness - he was sacked on just 4.5 percent of his dropbacks last season. Height is his only issue, but it's a big one. At 5-10 1/8, he's the shortest quarterback drafted in the first round since 1953. He's also shorter than Russell Wilson, who despite all his success has trouble seeing over linemen at times. The Cardinals are betting that, like Wilson, Murray can overcome it with exceptional athleticism - he was picked ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft - and instinctive playmaking skills. He'll be surrounded by physically gifted receivers with spread-offense experience. Second-round pick Andy Isabella ran a 4.31 40 at the combine, and Christian Kirk played in the air raid at Texas Tech. Murray also has Larry Fitzgerald working the slot and an excellent receiver out of the backfield in David Johnson. The biggest question is how well the air raid offense will work in the NFL. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $35.16 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2019.
Sets NFL record in win
QBArizona Cardinals
October 13, 2019
Murray completed 27 of 37 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 11 times for 32 yards in Sunday's 34-33 win over the Falcons.
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He's now the first quarterback in NFL history to begin his career with 20 or more completions in six straight games. This was Murray's best performance yet through the air, and the dual-threat QB has topped 300 passing yards in three games so far while tossing multiple TDs in three as well. He could be productive again in Week 7 against a Giants defense allowing 9.3 YPA, one of the worst marks in the league.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kyler Murray's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
21.8%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.9 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
2.9%
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
96.0
 
Cornerbacks
96.6
 
Safeties
106.4
 
Linebackers
76.9
 
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2019 Kyler Murray Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kyler Murray's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
207 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
28.50 in
 
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Huge game on ground
QBArizona Cardinals
October 6, 2019
Murray completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards without a touchdown or interception and added 10 carries for 93 yards and a TD in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Bengals.
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Rushing floor remains high
QBArizona Cardinals
September 29, 2019
Murray completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 241 yards and threw one interception during Sunday's 27-10 loss to Seattle. The rookie quarterback also logged four carries for 27 yards and a rushing touchdown.
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Flashes mobility in loss
QBArizona Cardinals
September 22, 2019
Murray completed 30 of 43 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, while gaining 69 rushing yards on eight carries, in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Panthers.
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Throws for 349 yards
QBArizona Cardinals
September 15, 2019
Murray completed 25 of 40 passes for 349 yards and a two-point conversion during Sunday's 23-17 loss to Baltimore. He added four yards on three carries and recovered his own fumble.
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Perseveres after rough start
QBArizona Cardinals
September 8, 2019
Murray completed 29 of 54 pass attempts for 308 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Lions.
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