Rookie Tune to Start as Cardinals QB; Murray Set to Return Soon


Updated: 8:44 PM, Sun November 05, 2023

Title: Rookie Clayton Tune Gets Start as Cardinals QB; Kyler Murray’s Return Imminent

In a surprising turn of events, rookie quarterback Clayton Tune will be taking the reins as the Arizona Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week 9. Although star quarterback Kyler Murray won’t be starting this Sunday, he is expected to make a comeback very soon. Despite not being activated from the physically unable to perform list by the 4 p.m. deadline on Saturday, Murray’s return appears to be just around the corner.

Head coach Jonathan Gannon has made the decision to give Tune, a rookie out of Houston, the opportunity to showcase his skills as the starting quarterback. Jeff Driskel will serve as the primary backup, providing support for the team during their Week 9 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

This Sunday, Tune will make his highly anticipated first career NFL start. His chance came after the Cardinals traded veteran journeyman Joshua Dobbs to the Minnesota Vikings. Tune, who was drafted in the fifth round (139th overall pick) of the 2023 NFL Draft, is ready to seize this opportunity and make a lasting impression.

Interestingly, six rookie quarterbacks, including Tune, will be starting this Sunday. This exciting development means that Bryce Young (Panthers), CJ Stroud (Texans), Aidan O’Connell (Raiders), Tyson Bagnent (Bears), and Jaren Hall (Vikings) will all be taking charge of their respective teams from the quarterback position.

Out of all these rookies, Tune and Hall stand out as the only two who have never started an NFL game before. However, Hall did make a notable appearance in Minnesota’s Week 8 victory after Kirk Cousins suffered an Achilles injury.

The Cardinals’ bold move to start Tune reflects the growing trend of entrusting talented rookies with pivotal roles in their teams. This exciting development will undoubtedly capture the attention of football enthusiasts worldwide.

As we eagerly await Kyler Murray’s return, the Cardinals and their fans are hopeful that his presence and expertise will soon grace the field once again. Despite the Cardinals’ temporary change in quarterback, they remain committed to their pursuit of victory and success in the upcoming games.

It will be interesting to witness how Tune’s maiden NFL start unfolds and whether he can rise to the occasion. The upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns will be a true test of his abilities, and fans are anticipating an exhilarating matchup.

While we eagerly anticipate Murray’s return, the spotlight now shines on Tune and his potential to make waves in the NFL. Will his rookie status hinder him, or will he rise to the challenge and prove his mettle? Let’s brace ourselves for an action-packed football game that promises thrills, surprises, and the emergence of a rising star.

We wish Clayton Tune and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals the best of luck as they embark on this exciting chapter of their season.

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Ishan Joshi
Ishan Joshi
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