Kyler Murray breaks all-time rookie interception-less streak

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray just broke the NFL’s rookie record for the longest passing streak without an interception.

In 2016, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had tied the mark of 176 straight passes without a pick, which was set by the Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr back in 2014. But Murray broke that tie — and surpassed it.

With an 11-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald on the Cardinals’ second possession in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Murray hit on his 177th straight.

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Kyler Murray is protecting the ball for the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Kyler Murray is protecting the ball for the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The streak ended when Murray was picked at the Tampa Bay 8-yard line late in the fourth quarter — so the streak is over at 211 passes without a pick. The interception allowed Tampa Bay to drive for the go-ahead field goal in a 30-27 victory over Murray and the Cardinals.

The No. 1 overall pick in the draft has thrown a lot of short passes this season in Kliff Kingsbury’s system in their first year together, which has been a common complaint of Cardinals fans, even in a season where the team has been far more competitive than it was in 2018.

Still, it’s rare for a rookie to be this secure with the football. Murray’s last interception before the streak ended came way back in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. And he surpassed the 300-yard passing mark in this game with three TDs to Christian Kirk.

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