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Kyler Murray is an NFL Draft Bust

Kyler Murray
Written by Brad Shepard

Do you remember when so many elites in the sports media were drooling over the prospect of a team drafting Kyler Murray?

With the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals did just that, drafting Kyler Murray.

My position was clear from the beginning – I am all out on Kyler Murray as a starting QB in the NFL and said as much six months ago.

Today, the Arizona Cardinals were mollywhopped again – this time at State Farm Stadium by the Carolina Panthers, and their second-string quarterback.

Throughout the game, Murray looked overwhelmed and outmatched by the Carolina Panthers. Murray’s numbers were somehow better than he appeared to play – 173 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s – he was sacked eight times, largely in avoidable situations. His offense scored exactly zero points, while trailing in the fourth quarter.

Three games into his rookie season, Murray has thrown 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He’s completing an atrocious 62% of his passes.

Kyler Murray looks like a high school student cosplaying as a starting NFL quarterback. I am rarely all in on small quarterbacks – Russell Wilson is an exception to the rule. Kyler Murray is the rule.

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Brad Shepard

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