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New report suggests Kyler Murray will return around midseason

Sep 10, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) walks down the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

If the Cardinals Week One loss proved anything, it was that their offense is in desperate need of Kyler Murray to return to the field.

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Currently on the Physically Unable to Perform List, which keeps him from playing until at least Week 4, there has been plenty of speculation that the Cardinals will elect to sit Murray for the entirety of this season.

However, this seems like a far-fetched idea, as HC Jonathan Gannon has repeatedly stated that they will get the former Rookie of the Year back in the offense as soon as possible.

And according to a recent report by CBS Sports Jonathan Jones, Arizona hopes to have Murray back at quarterback by around midseason.

“Barring any setbacks, the hope in Arizona is that Murray can return around or by midseason — perhaps even as early as late October. That would give the quarterback, who last year signed a franchise-record five-year deal worth up to $230.5 million, nearly a half-season in offensive coordinator Drew Petzing’s offense.”

In the Cardinals season opener against the Commanders, Joshua Dobbs, who is now 0-3 as a starter in the NFL, threw for only 132 yards.

By averaging less than 4.5 yards per attempt, the Cardinals passing game made it almost impossible for them to pick up a win.

And this is despite their defense grabbing six sacks, forcing three turnovers, and recording the Cardinals lone touchdown.

It was made clear that their offense just is not the same without Kyler Murray on the field.

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