The status of Kyler Murray for Week 10 is in doubt due to a hamstring injury.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury announced Friday that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is questionable for Sunday’s game against division rival Los Angeles Rams.
When Arizona lost to Seattle in Week 9, Murray injured his hamstring. Murray played through the pain, but was limited to sprinting in the game, including on a fourth-down scramble in which he escaped through the middle of the pocket before being stripped of the football by Seahawks defensive back Ryan Neal, resulting in a crucial turnover.
Murray, an explosive athlete with the ability to escape pursuers, was caught by HBO’s Hard Knocks: In Season crew and told teammates he couldn’t sprint fully due to a hamstring injury. Because of the Cardinals’ inability to reach top speed, Neal closed in on him from behind, forcing him to fumble and preventing the Cardinals from scoring.
In 2022, Murray ranked 32nd out of 34 qualified quarterbacks in passing yards per attempt, trailing only Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett and Jets backup Joe Flacco.
An injured hamstring will limit Murray’s ability to evade defenders, further affecting Arizona’s chances of finding success offensively. Murray has a passer rating of 15.3 and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 0-6 when under pressure.
The Cardinalss have lost four of their last five games, including 0-3 in the NFC West. If Murray can’t play, veteran signal-caller Colt McCoy will start.