One of the many concerns surrounding Kyler Murray coming out of college was him being too small to pay the quarterback position in the NFL. He appears to have addressed that in his second season.
Murray is still listed at the same 207-pound weight he was listed at in college, but a few of his teammates have stated he has definitely bulked up.
Wide receiver Christian Kirk said this week that Murray “gets after it” in the weight room and has gotten visibly stronger over the past several months.
“I didn’t try to go in the weight room to put on weight,” he said, via Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. “I just think it’s the maturation of getting older, working out. It just happened. I didn’t go into the offseason saying I need to put on 10 pounds, or however many pounds I put on. That’ll always be who I am, I pride myself on working hard.”
Cardinals star pass-rusher Chandler Jones had this to say:
“But he’s definitely bulked up and that’ll be good for him, especially in this league,” Jones said. “There is no quarterback that goes through games without being sacked. That’s just the way it goes. When he has a little more meat on his bones, he can take hits.”
Looks like the team trading for WR DeAndre Hopkins has helped Murray in more ways than one.