The Facts: Murray was the most-sacked quarterbacks as a rookie in 2019, getting taken down 48 times. That made the offensive line look bad. Murray recognizes that. “Last year, a lot of those sacks I feel were on me,” he told reporters in a video conference.
Diehards Line: As USA Today suggests, early in the season, it was bad. He held onto the ball too long and even sometimes scrambled, running out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage instead of throwing the ball away. However, things improved and he was sacked only twice in the final three games. Now, in the offseason, the offensive line remains roughly the same. Murray is glad there is continuity on the line, although it isn’t so much about him knowing them. It is about the chemistry between the linemen. “I think it’s more important that they know each other and they are familiar with how each other plays,” Murray explained. “(There are) certain things that you can’t really teach by being with each other.” Murray believes the Cardinals have “a lot of talent” in the offensive line room. He trusts the linemen to protect him but he knows he has to do his part. He plans on it. “I don’t think I’ll be putting those guys in that situation too many times anymore,” he said. “If it happens, it happens, but I think we’ll be a lot better just from experience.”