The highlight of Aaron Murray's evening in the Kansas City Chiefs-Carolina Panthers game was no doubt the pass down the seam Travis Kelce who sprinted 43 yards for the touchdown. That's the highlight and what we led with in our postgame story.
The other highlight from Murray was one of those rookie learning lessons. Murray's third pass of the game was intended for Demetrius Harris on a crossing pattern. Unfortunately, Murray's pass was a foot or two behind him. There wasn't that much room for error as the Panthers' AJ Klein picked it off and brought it back 29 yards before being brought down.
Asked on the Chiefs Radio Network after the game what he learned, Murray said, "Every play counts. I have to make sure I'm extremely accurate on every single ball. That's something I've continued to learn over this past month. If you make an errant throw by just a little bit, the defensive guys are so much more talented at this level. That happened tonight with the interception."
An interception from a rookie is to be expected. Murray didn't look lost while playing. I'm as encouraged about him as I ever was.
"It was a lot of fun," Murray said on the Chiefs Radio Network. "Got a little bit of a taste last week on a possession in a game but it's great to get out there again and just go play some football."
This makes the Chiefs quarterback decision all the more interesting.
Murray played most of the second half but don't expect to see him so much next week when the Chiefs are likely to give Tyler Bray more playing time.