Kyler Murray ‘On Schedule’ With Rehab
Arizona Cardinals new head coach Jonathan Gannon isn’t worried about his starting quarterback for the 2023 season saying that Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is “right on schedule” with his rehabilitation.
“He’s been very eager to attack his rehab the way he needs to attack it to get back and being him,” Gannon said on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss. “He’s doing what he needs to do,” Gannon added.
Additionally, Murray’s rehab has moved from Dallas, where he had surgery back on January 3rd, to the Cardinals’ facility in Tempe, Arizona. And despite the positive report Gannon declined to provide a timeline for Murray’s return.
“I’m not going to put a timetable on that right now,” Gannon said. “Whenever Kyler is fully healthy to play, that’s when he’ll play” adding that Cardinals backup quarterback Colt McCoy “looks good” and will be ready to go if needed.
The Cardinals new offensive coordinator Drew Petzing was also recently introduced to the team, and plans to install a new offense will present “some unique challenges”.
“But I think that’s the nature of this league,” Petzing said. “I think no matter what year you’re going into, there’s going to be something that you have to handle and deal with, so it’s something we’re going to work through together as a staff, and we’re going to put our guys in the best position to go out there and win when the fall comes.”
“That’s a secret that, I mean, if I gave away right now, we’d really be in trouble,” Petzing said jokingly. “But, no, I think a lot of that is going to be pieced together this spring and this offseason as we move towards September. It’s part of the process we talked about dealing with, figuring out the roster and how these guys fit and what they do well, and that certainly starts with the quarterback, as it will in every building in this league.
“But I think that’s going to be an ever-evolving process that we need to work through. Certainly have an idea of what I want to do and what I think these players want to do well and will do well, and I think that’s going to be the big challenge this offseason to put that together.”
“[Petzing] already said, he goes, ‘Why would you tell people we’re gonna play under center? You just gave it [away]. Don’t you know how to handle the media?'” Gannon said. “Yeah, I know I’m sorry. I got it. Sorry, Drew.”