Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury says this season will be a ‘big learning experience’ for Kyler Murray
The Arizona Cardinals came up short against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season. Although the lack of winning has become trying for quarterback Kyler Murray, head coach Kliff Kingsbury is looking at the positives.
Despite the losses, Murray has shown plenty of promise. According to Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic, Kingsbury is hoping that the rookie is soaking up as much knowledge as he can in his first year under center.
“Next season,” Kingsbury said. “I think this year as a rookie quarterback — I didn’t ever start in the NFL, but I’ve talked to enough guys that say every one of those reps is so valuable as they grow up and how much the game slows down going into Year 2 as the guy and all the offseason preparation and reps that come with it. We’re going to continue to grow and do the best we can throughout the season. The entire 16-game [season] is going to be one big learning experience for him, and we all know that.”
Kingsbury’s comments are certainly understandable. The Cardinals made quite the investment when they took Murray with the No. 1 overall pick n the 2019 NFL Draft. While trying to compete in each game is always the goal, it is safe to say that the top priority in Arizona is his progression as a franchise quarter.
Murray recently made history as the second player to throw for 300 yards in their first two games. Of course, the individual accolades do not mean much to him while he is still searching for his first career win. Although Kingsbury is more focused on his development, there is no denying that part of that is learning how to find ways to win.