Sunday’s in-out fight between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams will not feature two backup quarterbacks.
Cards QB Kyler Murray told reporters Wednesday that he hopes to play Sunday. “There’s no way to hold back … my leg … I’ll be fine,” Murray said, via NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz.
Murray fell on Arizona’s final play of Week 16’s 20-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a leg injury.
The second-year quarterback was able to practice Wednesday, paving the way for him to play at Sunday’s fundamental incline.
Murray has averaged 313.3 offensive yards per game (combined pass and YPG rushing) and has 37 TDs (26 TDs, 11 TDs rushing) this season.
He is one of only three quarterbacks since 1950 with more than 35 offensive TDs and more than 300 offensive YPGs in his second NFL season (others: Dan Marino and Patrick Mahomes). Murray will keep Chris Streveler as a backup.