The Arizona Cardinals gave 24-year-old quarterback Kyler Murray a day off of practice last Saturday. It's not the only day he's going to miss this training camp.
Murray has tested positive for Covid-19. The Cardinals have ruled their franchise quarterback out of training camp for a "minimum of five days."
Colt McCoy will move up to the first-team offense. Former Penn State star Trace McSorley will get second-team reps. Murray will be back next week at the soonest.
"QB Kyler Murray has tested positive for Covid and will be out minimum of five days for the @AZCardinals, Kliff Kingsbury said. The way camp has played out for Kyler so far is … something," tweeted Darren Urban.
Not a positive development for Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
To be frank, it's been an ugly offseason for Murray. His negotiating tactics worked and the Cardinals gave him a massive contract extension. However, he became a laughingstock shortly thereafter.
NFL insiders quickly found that the Cardinals included an "independent study" clause in his contract requiring Murray to study his opponent for four hours per week outside of usual team/position study. It's a first of its kind.
After plenty of pushback, the Cardinals later removed the clause from his contract to avoid more embarrassment for the young quarterback.
Couple that with a recent positive test and this offseason/training camp could not be going worse for Kyler Murray.