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Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray Wins NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Murray was awarded the honor Saturday night after an impressive season with the Cardinals under head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Obviously, props to Murray for winning the award. He had a ton of critics coming out of Oklahoma, and there were plenty of people who thought he wouldn’t cut it.

Anytime somebody comes into the league and beats the critics, it deserves to be applauded.

Having said that, how the hell didn’t Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew win ORoY? Minshew balled out, won more games and did it as a sixth-round pick.

I’ve got all the love in the world for Kyler Murray. I really do. I was one of the first people in the media saying he’d dominate in the NFL.

This isn’t me being critical of Murray at all.

 

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Minshew threw 21 touchdowns to only six interceptions, and he threw for more than 3,200 yards in less game time than Murray.

Murray threw more interceptions and fewer touchdowns. This award should have gone to Gardner and it’s that simple.

 

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It’s a damn shame, but hopefully it only motivates Gardner going forward.