Returning from their bye week, The Seattle Seahawks (5-)0 will be taking on the Arizona Cardinals (4-2) on Sunday night, which means the inevitable Russell Wilson/Kyler Murray comparisons will be taking a life of its own before the game.
Granted, both quarterbacks are very much similar in height and in the style of play which makes it easy for them to be compared to one another.
Even coming out of the draft, Murray’s pro comparison was actually Wilson himself.
Just six weeks into the NFL season, Wilson is the frontrunner for the MVP talk this year. With 19 touchdowns, over 1,500 yards, and just three interceptions through five games - and not having lost one for that matter - is hard to say anyone is even close to Wilson and how he has been performing this season.
Murray might not be in the race for MVP, but he is having a solid sophomore season so far. Through six games, he has 1,487 passing yards, 10 touchdowns with six interceptions. He also has a QBR of 75.8 to Wilson’s 81.8 QBR.
Only into his second year as a professional, Murray is keeping up, statically, as much as Wilson was doing into his first two years in the league.
Both of their numbers through the first two years ( Although Murray is still going through his) looks something like this from nflcomparisons.com:
Russell Wilson- 509
Kyler Murray - 475
Russell Wilson - 800
Kyler Murray - 723
Russell Wilson - 63.6
Kyler Murray - 65.7
Russell Wilson - 6,475
Kyler Murray - 5,021
Russell Wilson -1,028
Kyler Murray - 840
Take into consideration that Murray is still going through his second year in the league, those numbers are almost identical to Wilson’s.
If Murray continues to go at this pace in the next few seasons, the sky is really the limit for this young quarterback and what he can do for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are playing at a high-level thanks to Murray as his offensive play, which will make Sunday’s matchup an interesting one for the Seahawks defense to keep this winning streak alive and to continue to be undefeated.