Cardinals’ Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins ‘envisioning greatness’ with potent pairing
The Arizona Cardinals may have possibly found a newfound powerhouse in quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Murray elaborated on this, according to Bob McManaman of Arizona Republic.
“I envision greatness, just like he does,” Murray said. “I feel like he can have a great year. The first however many years we’re together, I feel like as long as we put the work in, it should be hard to stop.
They’ve both certainly set the bar high this season. Kyler Murray is enjoying early on a 83.1 quarterback rating on a 66.7 passing rate this season. Through the first two games, he’s thrown for 516 yards along with two touchdowns. He furthered his reasoning into why both he and Hopkins could become the next duo for the Cardinals for years to come.
“We just kind of hit it off through natural vibes,” Murray continued. “He’s a real good dude. And then from there, you’ve got that quarterback-receiver connection, and it’s something I can’t really explain unless you played the game and been a part of it.”
That “quarterback-receiver” connection he refers to has been paying off handsomely for Hopkins as well. He’s caught over 85 percent of his passes for both games this season so far.
Both Murray and Hopkins have already won over Larry Fitzgerald, who’s seen more than enough to believe that both can take the Cardinals to the next level and sustain it.
“That’s the standard he’s set,” Fitzgerald stated in regards to Hopkins’ performance so far into the season, “and to be able do it three years in a row, there’s no reason to believe that four is not for him. He works at it, he knows the system, Kyler has confidence in his ability and obviously, he has the ability and so we just need to continue to do a good job of finding ways to get him the ball and let him do what he naturally does, and that’s make plays.”
The Cardinals will look to improve to 3-0 against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.