Fitzgerald: Murray knows the system better than us

Kyler Murray’s personal “security blanket” has plenty of good things to say about the Arizona Cardinals signal-caller’s progress.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald indicated he’s seen plenty of Murray to not be worried about where the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft currently stands.

“He knows the system better than we do,” Fitzgerald said, via Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals’ official website. “He can get us into any play at any time and then he has the ultimate weapon in the exit button.”

The “ultimate weapon” part from Fitzgerald likely pertains to Murray’s elusiveness, which the dual-threat quarterback flashed numerous times at Oklahoma last year to the tune of 1,001 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 120 carries.

Rookie quarterbacks often endure a learning curve when making the jump from college to the NFL, but Murray might be on track to become the exception to the norm based on the comments coming out of Arizona.

And Fitzgerald becomes another Cardinals player to lavish high praise on Murray. Just last week, some of the team’s biggest stars, including running David Johnson, made lofty comparisons of Murray’s skill set to the NFL’s reigning MVP, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Whether Murray will live up to the hype remains to be seen. But one thing is certain as the team prepares for mandatory minicamp on June 11-13 before taking a break ahead of training camp: Murray’s progress will be a fascinating storyline to monitor throughout the summer.

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