- Kyler Murray is enjoying superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ presence on the team.
- In the first quarter of the Cardinals’ game against the Seahawks, Murray connected with Hopkins for a touchdown after seeing his receiver was in one-on-one coverage.
- A replay showed Murray flashing a smile as he saw Hopkins get open and rushing to get out the throw before the Seahawks defence realised its mistake.
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Kyler Murray sure is happy the Cardinals traded for superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Through seven games as teammates, Murray and Hopkins have connected for 73 receptions, 704 yards, and three scores.
Murray knows what kind of talent he has in Hopkins, and that knowledge was on full display Sunday night during the Cardinals’ thrilling game against the Seahawks.
With the Cardinals trailing 10-0 in the first quarter, Murray recognised Hopkins in single coverage and sent a sky-high ball in his direction to the end zone. There was never a doubt that Hopkins would make the play.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 26, 2020
While the play is phenomenal, the replay is better.
A camera caught Murray’s reaction as he read the play, showing that the Cardinals quarterback literally started smiling as he saw Hopkins get free.
Murray was so eager to take advantage of the Seahawks’ defensive lapse he didn’t even wait to get his fingers on the laces.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 26, 2020
Murray, Hopkins, and the Cardinals won the game in overtime, with Hopkins finishing with 10 receptions, 103 yards, and a score.
If defences see Murray flash that smile again, they will know they have made a mistake and that it’s already too late to stop him.
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