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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray only cares about winning, not milestones

Kyler Murray, Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray made history as the second player ever to throw for 300 yards in their first two games. Unfortunately, it was not enough to give them their first win of the 2019 NFL season.

Murray’s historic day still ended with a 23-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, he admits he would rather have won the game.

“That’s a cool deal,” Murray said. “But wish we could have won the game.”

It is encouraging to see where Murray’s priorities are. Although securing the win would have been icing on the cake, there is still good reason to be excited in Arizona.

There had been plenty of speculation regarding the Cardinals’ rookie pairing of Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury. While the two are still trying to find their footing at the next level, there have been plenty of signs of promise. Murray joined Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton as the only players to throw for 300 yards in their first two games. Like Newton, he has also managed to live up to the pressure of being a former No. 1 overall pick thus far.

Murray threw for 308 yards in a tie with the Detroit Lions in the season opener. He followed it up by completing 25-of-40 passes for 349 yards in the loss to the Ravens. Unfortunately, neither of his performances have helped him register his first career win under center.

He will have a chance to scratch against none other than Newton when the Cardinals host the Panthers in Week 3.