Arizona Cardinals Provide Update on Injured QB Kyler Murray

The Arizona Cardinals finished their 2022 a disappointing 4-13, and a devastating late-season injury to their franchise passer sparked worries that 2023 might not be much different. Thankfully, fans got a little bit of good news Wednesday. Per owner Michael Bidwill, quarterback Kyler Murray is progressing well in his recovery and could be back in action before midseason.

Murray tore his ACL in the Cardinals' Week 14 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots, but the Cardinals' 2022 season was doomed long before then. The Cardinals were 4-8 at the time of Murray's exit, and he finished his year with career-worst marks in passing yards per game (215.3), passer rating (87.2), and net yards per passing attempt (5.24).

The timing and seriousness of Murray's injury allowed for the possibility his recovery could linger well into 2023, potentially sabotaging the Cardinals' chances of a bounce-back season. Bidwill sounding an optimistic note should be welcome news for Cardinals fans, but as 2022 can attest, even a fully healthy Murray doesn't guarantee much. The Cardinals likely need to brace themselves for a rebuilding season in new head coach Jonathan Gannon's first year.

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