Seahawks versus Cardinals week 16: 5 questions
By Lee Vowell
Good stuff for Cardinals
12th man Rising: What have been your three happiest surprises about the Cardinals this season?
Scott Allen: One is Kyler Murray – sure we all knew what he could do but it’s what he has done that has been truly amazing to watch. He has re-vitalized an offense that was completely dormant in 2018. He was just named as a Pro Bowl alternate. That’s huge as a rookie. He has 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He’s thrown 4 of those interceptions over the last 3 weeks. Still to only have 10 on the whole season so far is truly amazing.
The second is Kenyan Drake – he’s had 2 really good games since joining the team. The running game overall has been much better than expected this year. Murray is a big part of that and despite the injuries to David Johnson and Chase Edmonds, they still are able to move the ball on the ground most weeks.
The third is Zane Gonzalez – he has been spot on this year. He’s missed 1 extra point and 3 field goal attempts. That’s it. People didn’t give him much chance to survive here but with all the bad kicking going on around the league, he’s been a breath of fresh air.
Kyler Murray and his future
12th Man Rising: Kyler Murray has been a bit inconsistent but he is a rookie with a lot of talent. How would you grade his rookie year and what are your hopes for him for the future?
Scott Allen: I give him an A-. For all the reasons I said previously. Murray was pretty consistent actually over the first 11 weeks. Then was not so great for a couple of weeks but then looked more like himself last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, so yeah overall you could characterize him as inconsistent but his numbers say otherwise. His ceiling is limitless. If he’s this good now, I can not wait until next season and beyond.