A couple of years ago, the Arizona Cardinals were considered a stacked football team on both sides of the football, with many seeing a potential run at a Super Bowl in the team’s future.
One of the main reasons for optimism in Arizona was having a versatile quarterback, Kyler Murray, under center, but things haven’t quite worked out as planned thus far, with the Cardinals now heading into the 2023 campaign with their quarterback still on the mend from a torn ACL suffered last season.
Despite the bleak outlook for the 2023 season and Murray set to miss at least the first four games of the year while being on the PUP list, offensive coordinator Drew Petzing believes the quarterback has earned the right to be a captain and the distinction as the leader of the team, via ProFootballTalk.
Drew Petzing: Kyler Murray is a franchise quarterback and a leader of Cardinals. https://t.co/u3zSDLD78C
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 5, 2023
Petzing thinks that Murray has been unbelievable for what he’s done this year from a rehab perspective and learning the new offense.
Clearly, Murray is winning over the new coaching staff in Arizona while also seemingly making an impression on his teammates as a leader, which had been something that seemed to be lacking under Kliff Kingsbury.
Although everything seems to be okay in Arizona right now, the Cardinals are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league this season, which could quickly change the narrative when coaches and players start to get frustrated and worried about their jobs.
Only time will tell how long this optimistic approach will continue and if Murray has finally found people he can work with to reach his potential at the NFL level.
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