Ryan Clark Thinks Kyler Murray is a Better Quarterback than Lamar Jackson

November 13, 2020 3:26 am

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals have enjoyed a massive rise to fame in 2020 with some eye-catching displays across the league. The former Oklahoma Sooners man was joined by Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins this year.

Under Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury, the pair has produced some impressive displays over the last 9 odd weeks.

Murray, in particular, has definitely stepped up his game in his second full season in the NFL. The Heisman Trophy winner has thrown for 2,100+ yards with 16 passing TDs to his name.

Murray rushed for 544 yards in 16 games last season. This year, he already has 543 yards and 8 rushing TDs to his name in just 8 games.

Can the promising youngster dethrone Lamar Jackson as the NFL’s most feared dual-threat quarterback?

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Analyst ranks Kyler Murray above reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson

The return of veteran quarterback Cam Newton to the NFL with the New England Patriots meant that there is no shortage of dual-threat quarterbacks in the league this year.

With 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson also playing at a decent level and the emergence of Murray and other youngsters in the league, the future of the NFL looks bright.

However, one will argue that after setting the bar so high last season, Jackson is falling short of his own standards in 2020. The Florida-born quarterback has thrown for 1,500+ yards with 12 TDs and 4 interceptions in 8 games thus far.

Apart from that, Jackson has also looked clueless in big-money games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws during the second half Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This is exactly why former Steelers safety Ryan Clark ranks Murray above Jackson based on their recent performances. Murray has also impressed in season-defining games this year.

The 23-year-old particularly impressed with a game-winning display in the 37-34 OT win over the Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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