Cardinals Quarterback to Be Game Time Decision in Week 11

At 4-6, the Arizona Cardinals are fighting for their playoff lives. They may have to survive this week without their franchise passer. According to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterback Kyler Murray will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the San Francisco 49ers due to his lingering hamstring injury. Murray tweaked his hamstring in the Cardinals' Week 9 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy played in his stead in Week 10, leading the Cardinals to a 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams, who were themselves without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Murray has regressed after a career year in 2021 that earned him a five-year, $230.5 million extension this past offseason. After setting personal bests in passer rating (100.6) and net yards per passing attempt (6.84) last season, the fourth-year quarterback is down to career lows in both categories this year (86.9 and 5.16). He continues to supplement his passing with efficient running, averaging 39.9 rushing yards per game and 6.1 yards per attempt.

Should Murray be unavailable, McCoy shouldn't prove a significant downgrade. He's 3-1 in his four starts over the past two seasons with the Cardinals and sports a 100.1 passer rating across his 136 pass attempts with the team.
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