1. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
Despite missing three games this season with an ankle injury, there’s no denying that Kyler Murray has been a big part of the reason the Arizona Cardinals have had a great year.
Right now, Murray is second in the league in completion percentage (69.8), only .01 percent behind Tua Tagovailoa (69.9). He is also averaging an impressive 276.3 passing yards per game. While the Cowboys have a very impressive defensive front, we know that Murray is incredibly agile, quick, and can both run and throw the ball. Murray makes magical plays happen when they don’t seem possible thanks to his elusiveness.
So, yes. Murray is a much better quarterback than the others Diggs will face. But, let’s also remember that Diggs has already picked off Tom Brady (+165) and Justin Herbert (+2500), who according to WynnBet, currently sit higher than Murray (+4000) on the MVP odds.
Another hope for Murray to not have his best performance in Week 17 against the Cowboys is his shocking loss to Detroit in Week 15. Both the Cardinals and the Bucs had surprising losses that led the Cowboys to move up to No. 2 in the NFC standings. In the 30-12 loss to the Lions, Murray threw an interception and had a meager 72.9 QB rating.
Could this be a sign of a slump? Probably not. But with a strong Cowboys defense, Murray may be more likely to make some mistakes in Week 17. Let’s also remember Murray’s main target, DeAndre Hopkins, is out for the rest of the season with a torn MCL.
All in all, no matter who he intercepts, we just want to see Diggs make some history. Let’s hope he can get it done in the final weeks of the regular season.