Larry Fitzgerald sees Cardinals’ Kyler Murray as MVP frontrunner

Oct 5, 2021, 10:26 AM
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald #11 leave the field after being defea...
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald #11 leave the field after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams 18-7 at SoFi Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Starting the season 4-0, the Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray are taking the league by storm, and a former Arizona legend is taking notice.

“Well they look fabulous,” former Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said about his old team on the newest episode of his podcast, Sirius XM’s Let’s Go!. “Obviously Kyler is really taking the next step … And now is the frontrunner for the MVP in my opinion. He’s really got great command of it.”

On the Cardinals’ command, Fitzgerald said it’s evident how Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury are on the same page in their third season together. The difference this year is what is happening at the line of scrimmage, Fitzgerald said.

“You know, some of the checks, it looks like he’s at the line of scrimmage checking into some really good runs when he’s got favorable numbers in the box,” he said. “Kliff has given him the keys to the ship and he’s really controlling things at the line of scrimmage.

“He’s taking his one-on-one matchups with receivers down the field, the guys are making plays, just great continuity.”

Fitzgerald isn’t just seeing the Cardinals excel on the offensive side of the ball, calling the team’s overall performance against the Los Angeles Rams a “dominating” one.

“It just looked like a very dominating performance, the secondary of the Cardinals really was flying around and giving the Rams receivers fits all day, and they just looked like they’re really, really clicking on all cylinders,” Fitzgerald said.

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