Cardinals’ Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald engage in impromptu game of chess
Kyler Murray and Larry Fitzgerald are entering their second season together with the Arizona Cardinals and they continue to improve their chemistry off the field. While the Cardinals get ready for training camp, Murray and Fitzgerald took part in a game of chess against each other.
Anytime anyplace. 🥋 pic.twitter.com/X6c4hRixs9
— Kyler Murray (@K1) August 2, 2020
Both Fitzgerald and Murray are known to be avid fans of playing chess. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that both of them are playing it to pass time before the Cardinals begin training camp.
Earlier this offseason, Fitzgerald decided to return to Arizona in 2020. The sure-handed wide receiver is entering his 17th season in the NFL, all with the Cardinals. Even at 36 years old a season ago, Fitzgerald recorded 75 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other hand, Murray is entering only his second season with the Cardinals in 2020. The former No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft put together a stellar rookie campaign, throwing for 3,722 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
In addition to that, Murray rushed for 544 yards and another four touchdowns for the Cardinals. As a result, Murray was able to secure the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2019.
Ahead of his sophomore season in the NFL, Murray is expected to be a breakout candidate for the upcoming season. Of course, the reason for Murray’s heightened expectations is in large part due to the trade of DeAndre Hopkins by the Cardinals.
There’s no doubt that Murray and Fitzgerald have proven to have a decent rapport on the field. Now, with both of them entering their second year together, they are continuing to strengthen their relationship on and off of the field with the Cardinals.