Rookies Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones will face career-long comparisons after being the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Early on, it’s no contest.
Murray, benefiting from the fact that he was the starter when training camp opened, ranks ninth in the league with 1,664 passing yards. He has led Arizona on game-winning, fourth-quarter drives the last two weeks as the Cardinals (2-3-1) prepare to meet Jones and the New York Giants (2-4) on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.
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“People take it for granted (but) he’s still a rookie,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said of Murray. “Everybody expected him to be Joe Montana since Day 1. It’s a process. He’s taken it full on. When you have a skill set like he has, you should shoot for the moon. And he does.”
Murray is the reigning NFC Player of the Week after passing for 340 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 32 yards and the game-clinching first down in a 34-33 victory over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. He entered that game as the first player in league history with at least 1,300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in his first five games.
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Jones, the sixth player taken in the draft, is 2-2 in four starts since supplanting Eli Manning as the starter. The Giants won his first two starts before falling to Minnesota and New England.
Jones passed for 336 yards and two touchdowns and had two touchdown runs in a 32-31 victory over Tampa Bay in his initial start Sept. 22, helping the Giants overcome an 18-point deficit. He threw for a season-low 161 yards and had season-high three...
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