The Steelers will see Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray as long as his rehab process goes well during their matchup against the Cardinals on December 3rd. After weeks of preparing for his return, Murray is expected to return this week and start. That would clear him out to become the team’s starter for their clash with Pittsburgh in over a month.
Murray suffered a torn ACL ten months ago and is close to returning. The Cardinals are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this year, and so far, that has been true. Murray’s return is something new head coach Jonathan Gannon hopes can springboard the team forward.
In addition to Murray’s return, running back James Conner is also opening his window to return. That’s two Pro Bowlers who had been out for Arizona and should be back for their game against the Steelers. Pittsburgh does not play them for an extended time, but while that game looks soft now, it could be much more difficult with Murray and Conner back on the field. Arizona has not played well this season, but head coach Jonathan Gannon is squeezing the most out of his team.
Now, Murray’s return should help catapult the offense forward. Even if he is not a perfect quarterback, Murray’s dynamic ability with his legs and rocket arm make him a potential game-changing quarterback every Sunday he plays on the field.