Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Murray was the runaway Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, becoming the sixth player in NFL history — and second rookie after Cam Newton in 2011 — to surpass 3,500 passing yards and 500 rushing yards. The 2019 first overall pick was the starter from the beginning and didn't seem to be held back by his 5-10 stature. Murray's dual-threat ability helped him finish QB8 in fantasy scoring, as he was second to Lamar Jackson in rushing yards (544) and YPC (5.9) by a quarterback. He also showed mature decision-making, setting an NFL rookie record with 211 consecutive attempts without an interception. Murray's arm proved as strong as advertised too. On attempts longer than 20 yards, he ranked third in the league in both completion percentage (42.6) and YPA (15.5). But the Cardinals didn't regularly try to stretch the field, perhaps due to a lack of weapons. Murray's average depth of target ranked 27th at 7.6 yards, and 55.9 percent of his attempts were no longer than five yards (6th), with a league-high 178 of those targets going to wide receivers. That should change this season with the trade for All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who figures to transform the offense. Larry Fitzgerald gives Murray another set of sure hands, and a healthy Christian Kirk should contribute more than he did last season. Plus, Kenyan Drake is a solid receiving threat out of the backfield after the Cardinals dumped David Johnson in the Hopkins deal. How good can Murray be? Well, if he goes 3,500/500 again, he'd be just the third to do it more than once, after the aforementioned Newton and Russell Wilson. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $35.16 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2019.
Runs wild against Washington
QBArizona Cardinals
September 20, 2020
Murray completed 26 of 38 passes for 286 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 67 yards and two TDs on eight carries in Sunday's 30-15 win over Washington.
ANALYSIS
The second-year pivot once again did a lot of damage with his legs, rushing for a 14-yard score at the end of the first quarter and then a 21-yard TD early in the fourth, but he was nearly as impressive with his arm, finding both Andy Isabella and Christian Kirk on receptions of longer than 40 yards in addition to plenty of completions to DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald underneath. Murray appears to be taking a huge step forward in his development this season, and he could be poised for another big game in Week 3 against a Lions defense that couldn't contain either Aaron Rodgers or Mitchell Trubisky in its first two contests.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kyler Murray's 2020 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 %
17.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
2.6%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Lions
Sunday, Sep 27th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
111.6
 
Cornerbacks
103.9
 
Safeties
115.0
 
Linebackers
132.7
 
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2020 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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Beating the Book: Handicapping Week 3
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Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 2
2 days ago
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2 days ago
With GOAT kickers like Justin Tucker now playing in the league's best offenses, the "wait-till-the-last-two-rounds-to-draft-a-kicker" dogma needs to be retired.
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter
2 days ago
Miles Sanders faces a Bengals run defense that was gashed for four rushing touchdowns last week.
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.
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Orchestrates win over 49ers
QBArizona Cardinals
September 13, 2020
Murray completed 26 of 40 passes for one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 24-20 win over the 49ers. He also carried 13 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.
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Adds muscle in offseason
QBArizona Cardinals
August 5, 2020
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Murray put on some weight during the offseason, Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Gets another weapon
QBArizona Cardinals
March 19, 2020
The Cardinals provided Murray with another proven wide receiver following the acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans.
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Wins Offensive Rookie honors
QBArizona Cardinals
February 1, 2020
Murray was voted AP Offensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Impresses as rookie
QBArizona Cardinals
December 30, 2019
Murray concluded his rookie season completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,722 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while turning 93 carries into 544 yards and four more TDs in 16 games.
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