Cardinals prefer to take care of Kyler Murray and decide to save him so as not to aggravate the ankle injury
The Arizona Cardinals will play without Kyler murray, who was ruled out and it will be Colt McCoy who makes his third consecutive start in place of the injured quarterback.
Murray and McCoy were both questionable for Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. McCoy suffered a chest injury in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, while Murray has a sprained ankle he sustained last month against the Green Bay Packers.
McCoy will be ready to play Seattle, sources reported to ESPNBut the Cardinals waited until warm-ups to make a decision on Murray.
Kyler murray He will have two more weeks to rest his ankle injury and would be ready to return after week 12 off for Arizona starting Dec. 5, when the Cardinals play the Chicago Bears.
The Cardinals coach, Kliff kingsbury, said Friday that a factor in the team’s decision is the risk of Murray re-injuring his ankle if he returns too soon.
“You don’t want to put him in danger,” Kingsbury estimated.
McCoy, 35, has previously been successful in Seattle. He led the New York Giants to a surprising victory in Seattle as a backup starter last December, becoming the only opposing quarterback to win at Lumen Field in 2020.
He led the Cardinals to a victory over the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago, with passes for 249 yards and a touchdown. But the 12-year veteran suffered last week against Carolina, passing for 107 yards and committing two turnovers before being replaced by Chris Streveler in the third quarter.
The Cardinals have already ruled out wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who suffers a hamstring injury and will miss his third straight game.