Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray continues to have his detractors.
Count Bleacher Report's Gary Davenport among them.
The NFL writer recently did a story on the NFL's most overrated player at each position and he had Murray as the most overrated quarterback in the league.
Davenport wrote: "In spring of 2022, the Cardinals handed Murray a five-year, $230.5 million contract that included over $103 million in guarantees at signing. In terms of average annual salary, he ranks fifth among quarterbacks.The problem is that Murray isn't a top-five quarterback. He might not be a top-10 quarterback. He has yet to post a 4,000-yard passing season. He was 14th in the league in passing yards and 12th in passing touchdowns in his last full season. He's six games under .500 as a starter in the NFL, and his lone playoff start was an absolute catastrophe. Murray's second contract was the sunk cost fallacy run amok. And if last year's career-worst numbers in most categories were any indication, things aren't going to get better from here."
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Sportsnaut recently ranked Murray No. 21 on its list of NFL QB rankings for 2023.
Andrew Buller-Russ wrote: "As the No. 1 overall pick in 2019, it shouldn’t take four years to show what Murray is capable of. At his best, Murray is one of the most elusive playmakers in the league, but he’s also been far too inconsistent with his accuracy to establish himself as an elite QB in the pros. Now having to recover from ACL surgery, it may be a while before we see K1 playing competitive ball again."
NFL.com had Murray ranked No. 16 among all quarterbacks in the NFL last season.
Marc Sessler wrote: "We've spent months talking about the messy product Kyler helped fashion under jettisoned coach Kliff Kingsbury. What matters today is how the newly hired Jonathan Gannon attacks the development of his young quarterback. The Cardinals will be questioned for hiring a defensive coach who must now assemble the perfect blend of offensive minds to flip the switch on a quarterback coming off a torn ACL. If they do so, said brain trust is bound to be hired away to become head coaches themselves, leaving Murray out in the cold all over again. His incredible physical talent could use direction, molding and buy-in from both the player and his teachers."
CBS Sports had Murray No. 20 in its 2023 NFL QB power rankings.
Cody Benjamin wrote: Talent-wise, Murray belongs much higher; fully healthy, he's a nearly unstoppable scrambler with a ton of zip on his passes. But he's been hurt at least once in all four of his NFL seasons, and his freestyle tendencies need to be dialed down."
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