Hopkins already has seven 100-yard games this season and needs just seven more catches to set a franchise record – Larry Fitzgerald has had 109 twice. He becomes the fourth Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver in the last 20 years, joining Fitz (11 times), Anquan Boldin (3) and David Boston (1).
Murray, a Pro Bowl alternate as a rookie, makes his first Pro Bowl during a season in which he already has set the NFL record with nine games in which he had both a passing and rushing touchdown. With 26 touchdown passes and 11 rushing touchdowns so far, he is only the second player in NFL history – along with Cam Newton in 2015 – to have at least 25 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
He has improved on all his statistics of his rookie season, when he was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He has completed 336 of 497 passes with two games left, for 3,637 yards, the 26 TD passes and 11 interceptions. He also has 741 yards rushing, averaging six yards a carry.
More importantly, the Cardinals already have eight wins, after getting just five when Murray was a rookie.
“Every win is my favorite,” Murray said after Sunday’s defeat of the Eagles. “I can’t say that enough.”
Baker makes his second straight Pro Bowl as a safety and his third overall in the middle of his best season as a pro. He was the leading vote-getter in the league at strong safety among fans. He becomes the second Cardinal to make it to three Pro Bowls before the age of 25. (Patrick Peterson did it four times.)
Baker has 104 tackles this season – 79 solo – with two sacks, two interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and two pass breakups.