Kyler Murray has received plenty of scrutiny ever since declaring for this year's NFL Draft. While viewed as the best quarterback in the class, his lack of traditional QB size was the talk of the Combine and the run up to the draft.
Ever since being selected first overall by the Arizona Cardinals, however, Murray has impressed. His height has not affected his play in any discernible way, and he has been downright accurate thus far despite lacking an overly impressive arsenal of weapons around him.
In fact, Murray has thrown interceptable passes at the third-lowest rate in the league this season. That ties him with none other than six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady-- and places him just ahead of reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes.
Not only is he tied with Brady, but he's listed in the top five alongside other strong quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Patrick Mahomes. That's impressive for any quarterback, let alone a rookie on a sub-.500 team.
Many of Murray's critics joked that that he wouldn't be able to throw the ball over his offensive line, yet he's barely had any of his passes blocked or deflected at the line of scrimmage. Through six games this season, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner completed 64.3% of his passes for 1,664 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
Just look at this past week, as he threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns with a 73% completion rate against the Atlanta Falcons, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Kyler Murray will look to continue silencing his remaining detractors on Sunday, as he faces the New York Giants and fellow criticized rookie signal-caller Daniel Jones. Based on what he's shown so far, the former Oklahoma Sooner and 2018 Heisman winner should be expected to impress.