Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Murray Carted Off

The Arizona Cardinals' nightmare season took its cruellest turn yet on Monday Night Football. On the very first drive of the game, quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a non-contact knee injury against the New England Patriots and was promptly carted to the locker room. Murray has yet to be declared out, but he appeared utterly crestfallen as he left the field. He is likely on the wrong end of questionable. Colt McCoy has replaced him in the lineup.

Should Murray's injury end up as severe as it initially appeared, it will likely spell the end for the 4-8 Cardinals' season. McCoy is among the NFL's more competent backups, but he simply doesn't have the upside to dig the Cardinals out of an already deep hole. He has averaged 228.0 yards per game through the air in two starts this season but lacks Murray's rushing ability.

Murray entered tonight's game with 2359 passing yards and 415 rushing yards on the season. If his season is over, he'll end the year with career lows in passer rating (87.1) and net yards per attempt (5.23). The Cardinals signed him to a five-year, $230.5 million extension earlier this year.
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