Then came the eighth game of the year, when the Cardinals fell to the Green Bay Packers.
Murray has not played since.
The signal-caller has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.
Colt McCoy has gone 1-1 in that stretch as the starter, but this offense obviously runs through Murray.
Up next is a Seattle Seahawks team that is desperate for a win at 3-6 on the season.
So what is Murray’s status?
#AZCardinals QB Kyler Murray says "I'm pretty close" to returning from ankle injury. "If I can play, I'll play."
— Paul Calvisi (@PaulCalvisi) November 17, 2021
Being “close” is always good news and Cardinals fans have to be excited.
A Rough Loss Last Week
The Cardinals are coming off a game in which Cam Newton was the headliner as he made his return with the Carolina Panthers.
The final was 34-10 in favor of Carolina and McCoy got knocked out of the game with an injury.
"If I can play, I'll play."
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 17, 2021
That left Chris Streveler to finish the blowout loss.
Getting Murray back is one major step.
Next up is getting DeAndre Hopkins back as well.
The latter appears to be on a longer timetable as the Cardinals are dealing with some real adversity following their undefeated start.
But Murray getting back on the field is the most important thing for the team.
This early update is a positive one, however, Cardinals fans will still remain wary because there have been updates about how Murray could have played if he was needed the past few weeks.
The Cardinals have a bye following this matchup with the Seahawks, meaning caution could reign supreme for one more week.NEXT: 3 Reasons Cardinals Fans Should Have Legitimate Concerns