Kyler Murray is preaching patience as the Cardinals continue to build chemistry during the offseason.
Speaking Tuesday before throwing out the first pitch at the Diamondbacks game in Phoenix, the rookie quarterback said the team is still working on establishing a rhythm after wrapping up mandatory minicamp earlier this month.
“Everybody is not on the same page like I was with my guys in college right now,” Murray told Fox Sports Arizona. “I’ve only been here for a couple of months so it’s going to take time, it’s going to take reps. But I’m prepared for the ups and the downs, but so far for me it’s been great. The guys have been very accepting of me and I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Murray added that’s he’s anxious to take his game to the next level in July when he steps onto the field fully padded for training camp.
“I think it will all be an adjustment,” Murray said. “Just for all of us rookies, it’ll be an adjustment. But I’ve always been confident in myself, just trust my abilities, trust what I can do on the football field along with coach (Kliff) Kingsbury’s coaching, teaching me. I think us together along with the players that we have can be very dangerous.”
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Murray, 21, was selected first overall by Arizona in last month’s draft. The two-sport star turned down a deal to play baseball after the Athletics selected him with the No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.
He led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record as he threw for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2018. He also ran for 1,001 yards and capped off his final collegiate season by winning the Heisman Trophy.