The Cardinals’ backup quarterback’s success in Week 8 raises questions.


The Cardinals’ backup quarterback’s success in Week 8 raises questions.

Kyler Murray’s availability for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers remains unknown, according to Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury.

The injury was termed as “day-to-day” by Kingsbury, but Murray benefited from the extra rest days.

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On Monday, November 1, Kingsbury told reporters, “We’re still moving through that.” “I know the weekend was beneficial, and we’ll see where things go from here.”

Murray sprained his ankle on the Cardinals’ second-to-last play of a near-miracle 94-yard drive that concluded with Rasul Douglas’ game-winning interception. According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, he was in a walking boot after the game, but he addressed how he felt.

Murray said after the game, “Yeah, I’m good.” “Someone came up behind me and rolled up on me.”

The Cardinals are 7-1, tied with the Packers and the Los Angeles Rams for the best record in the league. The season is down to nine games, with the bye coming up in less than three weeks.

There’s plenty of incentive for Murray to start on Sunday if he’s close to 100 percent healthy. If Murray isn’t available, the Cardinals will have to ask themselves a question.

In Week 9, should the Cardinals take a fresh approach at quarterback?

Could the Cardinals stick to the Week 8 plan?

There’s a reason backup quarterbacks are called that. They may be less gifted, but the backup will always be available if the projected starter fails to perform, is injured, or requires instruction and more time to grow.

The Seahawks, Jets, Saints, and Cowboys all won games with backup quarterbacks in Week 8. After Winston tore his ACL, the Saints won with third-string quarterback Trevor Siemian.

It’s evident that this is an aberration, as backup quarterbacks rarely win in the NFL. There is, however, a road to triumph if you control time of possession and restrict turnovers.

The backup quarterback’s primary responsibility is to manage the game. Mike White, the Jets’ backup quarterback, passed for over 400 yards but averaged fewer than four yards per target.

Yesterday, Mike White completed 82 percent of his pass attempts…

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