Kyler Murray is focused on improving.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft has been inconsistent so far in his two preseason appearances with the Cardinals. But, he doesn’t seem concerned.
“It gets frustrating when there might not be anything open and we go out there and look how we looked last week, and people are talking about you,” Murray told reporters, via the team’s official website. “But you’ve also got to understand, like I’ve said, that it’s preseason, and we were running like literally six or seven plays. There is nothing to be too negative about because we know what’s really going on.”
Murray struggled in the Cardinals’ 33-26 loss to the Raiders last week, completing just 3 of his 8 passes for 12 yards. He has yet to throw a touchdown this preseason.
“I wouldn’t say I failed, but obviously I didn’t do as well as I planned,” Murray said. “For me, I look at it as a learning experience.”
First-year Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said he was still confident in Murray.
“He’s had a ton of success, but this is a humbling sport and a humbling game,” Kingsbury said. “You’re going to go through some ups and downs. Everybody does and everybody has. He understands that. He has a good feel for who he is trying to be as a player and as a leader and the face of this franchise.”
Murray accounted for 54 total touchdowns and won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2018.
The Cardinals have two preseason games remaining before they host the Lions in Week 1 action Sept. 8.