So far, this has been a lost season for the Arizona Cardinals.
They have a 1-8 record, which is the worst in the NFL, and a big reason why is the fact that quarterback Kyler Murray has been out since late last season when he tore his ACL.
Josh Dobbs filled in under center for the first eight games of the year, and after he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings last week, Clayton Tune started at QB when the Cardinals lost to the Cleveland Browns, 27-0, on Sunday.
But they may get a big boost next weekend, as per Omar Ruiz, Murray will return and start on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons if all goes well during practice this week.
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) November 6, 2023
Murray originally suffered his injury in Week 14 of last season against the New England Patriots, and if he returns this weekend, it would mean he only needed 11 months of rehab.
Many have felt Arizona’s best move this season would be to tank for University of Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams, but perhaps that isn’t the attitude the organization has.
The team has a lack of credible playmakers on offense, other than perhaps wide receiver Marquise Brown, and thus it’s no wonder they rank 29th in points and 31st in passing yards.
The Falcons are 4-5 but they have lost three of their last four contests, and thus they could be a bit beatable for Arizona if Murray returns and plays well enough.
After that, Arizona will face the Houston Texans and red-hot rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud before hosting the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.NEXT: Cardinals HC Makes His Thoughts Clear About Kyler Murray's Week 10 Status