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Kyler Murray Showing Elite Ball Security Early In Career

QB Kyler Murray avoided an interception for the fourth consecutive game on Sunday against the Saints.
QB Kyler Murray avoided an interception for the fourth consecutive game on Sunday against the Saints.

Despite all of Kyler Murray’s impressive physical traits, turnovers seemed likely to come at a high rate this season due to inexperience.

That has not happened.

The rookie quarterback threw four interceptions in the first three games, but does not have a turnover since then. He has a 1.08 turnover percentage on 369 combined touches (passing attempts, sacks and rushing attempts), which is fourth among NFL quarterbacks behind Seattle’s Russell Wilson, New Orleans’ Teddy Bridgewater and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota.

The offense did not move the ball very well against the Saints on Sunday, but the Cardinals hung around until the second half in part because it didn’t turn the ball over. It has been a team-wide theme this season, as the Cardinals are the best in the NFL with only four giveaways.

Murray is going to be tested on Thursday night against the 49ers, and if the Cardinals get down, he may have to jeopardize this impressive streak by taking more chances. But midway through his first season, Murray has proven his decision-making is on par with his natural talent.

Quarterback Turnover Percentage Leaders

Table inside Article
QB Turnovers Touches TO%
Russell Wilson 2 312 0.64%
Teddy Bridgewater 2 228 0.88%
Marcus Mariota 2 208 0.96%
Kyler Murray 4 369 1.08%
Patrick Mahomes 3 266 1.13%
Aaron Rodgers 4 325 1.23%

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