NFL quarterback rankings: Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray on the move for 2020 season
Before his rookie season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was ranked among the lowest at his position by several NFL writers.
A lot has changed after one season, a season in which Murray completed 349 of his 542 attempts (64.4%), threw for 3,722 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and rushed for 544 yards and four touchdowns.
As we await Murray's second season in the league, several NFL writers have elevated Murray in their rankings of quarterbacks in the NFL.
Where do you think he should be ranked entering his second NFL season in 2020?
NFL quarterback rankings for 2020 season:
NFL.com: Kyler Murray ranked No. 13 among NFL quarterbacks
Tom Blair writes: "It's actually kind of encouraging that Murray didn't just cruise to the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Maybe going through some bumps in 2019 (including seven games with a sub-80 passer rating) helped prepare him for when the difficulty level ramps up -- along with the stakes -- in 2020."
The Delite: Klyer Murray No. 11-ranked quarterback in the NFL
Clint Davis writes: :"This season is going to be a big one for Kyler Murray to prove he belongs among the league’s best quarterbacks. The reigning rookie of the year gave the Cardinals a combined 4,266 yards of offense per game in 2019 with his arm and legs, immediately putting defenses on notice. His ratio of 20 passing touchdowns to 12 interceptions left something to be desired, but Murray avoided making the kind of boneheaded mistakes that cause fans to give up on rookie stars early. In 2020, he’ll have the considerable talents of receiver DeAndre Hopkins added to his arsenal, setting him up for an even better year."
Pro Football Focus: Kyler Murray No. 6 deep passer in the NFL
Sam Monson writes: "Here’s another standout performance from a rookie passer, as Kyler Murray showed well despite not having a huge amount of help when it came to receiving weapons deep down the field. Murray’s deep pass was one of his strengths in college, and he showed that it should still be a notable strength in the NFL, especially if his receivers can win more consistently on the outside and give him more reliable places to go with the football. Murray had just two turnover-worthy plays on 62 deep attempts a season ago."
Fansided: Kyler Murray No. 19 among starting quarterbacks for 2020 season
Samuel Teets writes: "As a rookie, Murray completed a respectable 64.4 percent of his pass attempts while throwing 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His numbers are uninspiring at a glance, but he should take a giant step forward in Year 2 now that DeAndre Hopkins is a Cardinal. Murray established a solid foundation as a rookie, but he didn’t flash as much potential as expected. We’ll see if the Oklahoma product can make a larger impact on the gridiron this coming season."
NBC Sports: Kyler Murray No. 17 on list of starting NFL quarterbacks
Dave Zangaro writes: "The Offensive Rookie of the Year had an electric first NFL season. He threw for over 3,700 yards and ran for another 544. He’s a fun player to watch and after seeing Lamar Jackson’s jump from Year 1 to Year 2, it’ll be exciting to see what happens with Murray in 2020."
Dallas News: Kyler Murray No. 14 on list of NFL's top quarterbacks
John Owning writes: "Although his team didn’t see a ton of success, Kyler Murray’s individual rookie season was certainly a success, one he capped with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He had his low points, but Murray’s arm talent and legs make him a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. He will need to do a better job of avoiding sacks and turnover-worthy plays in the future, but if Arizona can provide a better supporting cast, Murray could creep closer to the top 10 sooner than later."
Chat Sports: Kyler Murray No. 17 among starting quarterbacks in NFL
NFL quarterback situation rankings for 2020 season:
SI.com: Cardinals have No. 10 QB situation in NFL
Conor Orr writes: "I think if I do this list around the same time next year, Murray will be in the top five. His rookie season was far better than the statistics showed. For a player with his receiving corps to outplay some more experienced quarterbacks with better receivers was eye-opening and legitimized the Cardinals’ decision to uproot Josh Rosen (no matter how terribly it was handled)."
Chicago Sun-Times: Cardinals have No. 12 quarterback situation in the NFL
Patrick Finley writes: "Murray’s 5-10, 207-pound frame held up just fine as a rookie. His 542 rushing yards trailed only Lamar Jackson among quarterbacks. By the end of the season, Murray looked like a star. Now he has DeAndre Hopkins as a weapon."
The Score: Cardinals have No. 14-ranked QB room in NFL
It writes: "On his way to winning Offensive Rookie of the Year, Murray flashed high-level potential as a dual-threat quarterback in Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense. The former No. 1 overall pick is poised to emerge as a top-ten passer, but Arizona has little to offer behind him. Hundley, through providing some athleticism, is a below-average backup at best, while Streveler is an unknown commodity from the CFL."