Ranking NFL starting quarterbacks for 2019: Where does Kyler Murray belong among QBs?
The Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray will make his NFL regular season debut in Week 1 of the season against the Detroit Lions.
That will give us a glimpse of how good is he right now and perhaps offer a peak at how good he can be in the future.
Until then, take a look at where NFL writers think the rookie quarterback from Oklahoma ranks among his peers in their NFL starting quarterback rankings for 2019.
Where do you think he should be ranked?
For the Win: Kyler Murray No. 24
Steven Ruiz writes: "I don’t know what Kyler Murray will be in the NFL, but I know what he can be. And that’s the best dual-threat quarterback this league has ever seen. He is, of course, an electric playmaker with the ball in his hands. He also happens to be an accurate passer with a live arm and rare poise in the pocket for a player of his stature. Much has been made about Murray’s height (or lack thereof) but it doesn’t seem to be an issue on tape. The 5-foot-8 rookie can see the field from the confines of the pocket just fine. The biggest hurdle Murray will have to overcome is the inept Cardinals front office, which hasn’t supplied him with the best supporting cast. Playing in a system not all that different from the one he ran at Oklahoma should make his transition to the NFL easier; playing behind a bad offensive line will not."
Sporting News: Kyler Murray No. 31
Vinnie Iyer writes: "Coach Kliff Kingsbury promises not to hold back the offense for Murray, looking to stretch the field both vertically and horizontally. Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, David Johnson, Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler give Murray favorable targets on every level to make that happen. The trick will be Murray harnessing his electricity to match a higher degree of difficulty in the NFL."
Complex.com: Kyler Murray No. 26
Zach Frydenlund writes: "Were you shocked when the Arizona Cardinals took Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft? Because I wasn’t—at all. As soon as the Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach, it seemed pretty obvious they were going to draft Murray, despite what they said publicly. Now they have Kingsbury and Murray in tow and are ready to bring the “Air Raid” offense to the NFL. Will this work? Who the hell knows? But it should be a fun thing to watch, either way. As for Murray’s ranking here, he’s one of the most fascinating QB prospects we’ve ever seen. He looks tiny on the field but has a rocket for an arm and can escape any situation with his feet. The question shifts to whether Murray is just too small for the NFL or if defenses will be too fast for Kingsbury’s system. If Murray is as good as everyone thinks, he should thrive within the system and be one of the most exciting players in the NFL. And, well, if not, there’s always baseball."
The Comeback: Kyler Murray No. 25
Brad Gagnon writes: "This is obviously a wild card because we’ve yet to see Murray throw a regular-season pass, he started just one season in college and he struggled mightily in Arizona’s second preseason game. Still, the talent is remarkable and the upside is hard to ignore. It makes sense to slot him in just behind a pair of sophomores who showed promise as rookies."
pressboxonline: Kyler Murray No. 26
Glenn Clark writes: "Did you guys know he was also drafted to play baseball?"