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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray Out for Remainder of Season With Torn ACL

Dec 12, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is carted off after an injury against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a torn ACL Monday night against the Patriots and will miss the remainder of the season. 

Murray went down with a non-contact injury within the first two minutes of the game and was immediately carted off the field.

Murray, who signed a five-year, $230.5 million extension last offseason that solidified him as the team’s franchise quarterback, entered Monday night having completed 66.3% of his passes this season for 2,359 yards and 14 touchdowns, with seven interceptions. He also had 415 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Murray’s injury also puts an already murky future for the Cardinals’ top brass further into question. Arizona is having a disappointing season, sitting outside of the NFC playoff hunt and putting general manager Steve Keim and coach Kliff Kingsbury squarely on the hot seat.

In 36-year-old Colt McCoy, Arizona has a capable backup who started two games this season in Murray’s absence.  The Cardinals close the season with contests against the Broncos, Buccaneers, Falcons, and 49ers. A loss this week to Denver would officially eliminate them from the playoffs.