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1 bold prediction for all 32 teams in 2023

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Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

QB Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

The NFL season is still a few months away. Let’s take a look at making some bold predictions for each of the league’s 32 teams.

We’ve officially hit a lull in the NFL offseason as we are past the NFL Draft and schedule release, leaving us with a roughly two-month dead zone until training camps open up. Most team’s rosters are as close to finished as possible, outside of signing draft picks and adding secondary free agents, so we also have a pretty strong idea of what each team will look like if they stay healthy.

This time is a perfect one to go on the record and make some bold predictions for all 32 teams in the NFL. We’ll go in alphabetical order, beginning with the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals’ Bold Prediction – Kyler Murray doesn’t play in 2023

ACL injuries aren’t easy to come back from and Murray, who suffered his torn ACL in December, has made it clear he doesn’t want to come back until he’s 100 percent healthy. For a player who uses his mobility like Murray, it makes sense that he wants to fully trust his leg in order to get back on the field and play his game.

Early speculation has had Murray sidelined for over half the season, which is why Arizona drafted Clayton Tune to play behind Colt McCoy at the start of the year. The Cardinals figure to be a bad football team, however, and there is every chance that they have a 2-9 record by the time Murray is getting close to a return.

The reward of Murray playing simply wouldn’t be worth the risk of him getting injured again, especially since Arizona has two shots at landing a top pick in a quarterback-rich class. Keeping Murray on ice would allow him to get fully healthy in the event the Cardinals move forward with him in 2024 or preserve his trade value in the event they want to draft Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.