The Arizona Cardinals are mired in a rough start to the year without their franchise quarterback. Once healthy, could a Kyler Murray trade be on the horizon later this year or in 2024?
Kyler Murray Trade Rumors Spark Ahead Of Comeback
A 2019 top pick, Kyler Murray has been rehabbing his way back from a torn ACL suffered during a Week 14 Monday Night Football loss to New England, the Cardinals have turned to journeyman Joshua Dobbs to try to maintain fan and Arizona sportsbooks interest. Dobbs has done a commendable job under center for first-year head coach Jonathan Gannon, throwing for 360 yards and a touchdown, but the Cardinals have not been able to capitalize — blowing second-half leads to Washington and the New York Giants.
With Murray nearing his comeback now is the time to wonder if first-year general manager Monti Ossenfort will deal the former top pick to bolster the team’s 2024 draft. The trade idea is bolstered by the fact the Cardinals Super Bowl odds are the worst of any NFL team at +40000. BetArizona.com broke down the odds of where Murray could wind up playing next.
Hypothetical Kyler Murray Next Team Odds
When Will Murray Return From Injury?
Murray has been designated to return from IR, with the quarterback returning to practice in mid-October. He now has until November 8 to be activated to the 53-man roster or he'll be required to sit out the remainder of the NFL season.
That puts Murray back on the field 10 months after he tore his ACL.
“I tore my ACL 10 months ago. This is the only major injury I’ve had. I’ve never missed the game like this. I’m itching to get back.,” Murray wrote, per ArizonaSports.com. “You learn a lot about yourself in these types of moments. To those of you who ride with me, support me, speak up for me, I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. I won’t let us down.”
The question is whether the Cardinals will build around Murray when he returns or trade Murray while angling for the top pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. It looks like they’re headed to an 0-3 start. At Hard Rock Bet Arizona and other state sportsbooks, the Cardinals are massives underdogs this week. Despite hosting Dallas, Arizona is a 12.5-point underdog with a moneyline of +500.
Kyler Murray Trade Rumors: FAQs
Kyler Murray's next team odds best favor the Arizona Cardinals at +150. However, the Atlanta Falcons (+600) are a close second with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Las Vegas Raiders both at +700 to land Murray if he's traded in 2023 or 2024.
Whether a Kyler Murray trade will happen is yet to be known but experts believe it could happen. Currently, Murray's hypothetical next team odds are with the Arizona Cardinals at +150. There's a 14.3% chance (+600 odds) that he could be traded to the Atlanta Falcons.
For a young quarterback like Kyler Murray, an ACL injury could impact his ability to move and run which many believe to be his best asset. Before a team trades for Murray they'll need to be confident he's fully healed from his ACL injury.