The Los Angeles Chargers, led by quarterback Philip Rivers, meet the Arizona Cardinals, led by quarterback Kyler Murray, in an NFL preseason game on Thursday, August 8, 2019 (8/8/19) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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He isn’t likely to play much against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Cardinals won’t show much of the offense of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Murray, who will turn 22 on Wednesday, admitted it will be odd to play a game that doesn’t count, other than getting ready for the regular season.
“I’m looking forward to having fun,” Murray said Tuesday. “It’s going to be different suiting up in a Cardinals jersey. Not playing for a school, you’re representing a state.”
Kingsbury has a specific number of snaps in mind for Murray, but added that playing time could be adjusted depending on how the game is going. Murray just doesn’t want to make his coach look bad for Kingsbury’s 40th birthday, which is Friday.
“Not to say we’re going to feel great when he comes out of the game, but you’d like him to have a positive outlook and have accomplished what we’ve set out to do, and that’s execute our offense and control what we can control at that position,” Kingsbury said. “I’m sure he’ll be more amped than nervous. He’s a competitor and he gets the butterflies just like everyone else. He loves when the lights are on.”
Murray’s calm demeanor has impressed coaches and teammates. Wide receiver Christian Kirk said Murray displayed confidence from Day 1 of training camp.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Chargers vs. Cardinals
What: NFL Preseason
When: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Time: 10 p.m. EDT
TV: NFL Network
Livestream: NFL GamePass
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Preview: The Arizona Cardinals don’t often get much buzz for preseason games.
But this year is different because of the NFL debut of Kyler Murray. The No. 1 overall choice in this year’s draft is set to face an opponent for the first time Thursday night.