Former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray has decided to play football. The Broncos have struggled to find an answer at QB, but perhaps Murray is the answer.
Another quarterback has put his name in the hat for any team needing a quarterback. Kyler Murray has decided that he will, in fact, choose football over baseball. This decision was made on Monday in a Twitter post.
Sayre Bedinger wrote about how having Murray join the Broncos can help Denver compete with the high flying offense of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. I have to say that I agree because Kyler Murray knows all about playing in shootouts.
By now, we all know the knocks on Kyler Murray. His height (five feet, ten inches) and his weight (less than 200 pounds). But all you have to do is look at Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Both are small quarterbacks, but have enjoyed a lot of success. Each is a Super Bowl Champion.
An NFL team that takes their chances on Kyler Murray could be risking a lot. A player who will either have a ton of success or completely falter could scare some teams. As someone who watches Big 12 football, quarterbacks from that conference have not had a lot of success.
We have seen Baker Mayfield have a helluva rookie season, so that could be an exception. But there is quite a bit of risk, but I believe that the reward would be amazing.
Having a mobile quarterback could really benefit the Broncos offense because teams would have to keep an eye on Murray. However, for durability reasons, I just hope he knows how to play it safe.
But the guy can throw too. He is capable of throwing deep passes. And that could spell trouble for opposing secondaries, especially with Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders as the receivers.
You know what would also be a great combination? Kyler Murray and Phillip Lindsay. We know how fast Lindsay is. Having Murray and Lindsay in the backfield will open up the entire playbook, in my opinion.
Denver’s offense has been par or worse since the 2013 season. Records were set that year. With the NFL focusing more on helping the offense (at least until playoffs) it would make sense to find a quarterback that can score points often.
I do say it will be a bit risky, but I think the reward could outweigh the risk here. And with Patrick Mahomes in the division, the Broncos need a quarterback that can go toe-to-toe with him. Kyler Murray is that guy.