The buzz around the Arizona Cardinals camp is reaching a fever pitch as fans and teammates alike await the return of their dynamic quarterback, Kyler Murray. In a strategic move signaling confidence in Murray’s recovery, the Cardinals traded Joshua Dobbs, who had been steering the team through the 2023 season, to the Minnesota Vikings. This trade fills the gap left by Vikings’ Kirk Cousins, whose season was abruptly ended by a torn Achilles.
The latest reports offer a ray of hope for Cardinals supporters. Kyler Murray, who has been sidelined for the entire season due to a devastating ACL injury from late 2022, has been officially taken off the injured list. This progression hints at his potential participation in the upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns. Despite this positive development, Murray remains on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list, a hurdle that must be cleared before he can don his cleats for the upcoming game.
Dobbs did an admirable job as QB1
Murray‘s absence has been noted, but backup QB Joshua Dobbs admirably filled the void. With some commendable performances under his belt, most notably a stunning win against the Dallas Cowboys, Dobbs proved a capable custodian of the Cardinals’ offense. Yet, the organization has always viewed him as a temporary solution while waiting for Murray’s triumphant return.
As the Cardinals gear up for their encounter with the Browns on November 5, all eyes are on Murray’s status. His return could be the jolt the Cardinals need to revitalize their season, as the excitement mounts with the 1:00 PM ET kickoff in Cleveland drawing closer. The Cardinals’ decision to release Dobbs could be seen as a strong indicator that the team is ready to welcome back their star quarterback, banking on his ability to rekindle the offensive spark they have been missing.