The Cardinals should do the right thing and bench Kyler

Do the Cardinals have anything to gain by playing Kyler Murray in week 17? You’d be hard pressed to find one legit reason why the Cardinals should let their entire future take the field against a team that dominated them back in week 14. 

Kyler Murray left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and backup Brett Hundley led the Cardinals on a scoring drive in the fourth quarter that put the game away for an Arizona win against one of the five best teams in the NFL. 

Earlier on Monday Ian Rapoport updated the world on Kyler’s status after an MRI. 

“If he’s healthy he’ll go” is not the right thing to hear. Week 17 is another meaningless game for the Cards across two seasons that have been full of them. Why risk a worse injury to the number one overall pick? Kyler has already accomplished quite a bit this season. 

  • He’s passed for 3397 yards 
  • Thrown more TD’s than INT’s and has a completion rate of near 65-percent 

He's also been sacked a league high 47 times which behind the porous offensive line of the Cardinals could mean disaster of an already hobbled Murray plays on Sunday. 

What else can the rookie QB “learn” from one more start against a Rams team with nothing to lose after their loss to San Francisco eliminated them from the playoffs. 

Do the smart thing Kliff Kingsbury and sit the future of your franchise. If he gets hurt then you won’t have a job much longer. 

We asked our twitter freaks what they think the Cardinals should do and the response was pretty one sided.

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