In fact, the two sides have agreed to a MASSIVE contract extension that will keep Murray in the desert for six more years.
According to Adam Schefter, the Cardinals are giving Murray a five-year, $230.5 million deal that includes $160 million guaranteed. As noted by Shefter, Murray is now the second-highest paid QB (AAV) at a whopping $46.1 million per season.
Cardinals are giving Kyler Murray a five-year, $230.5 million deal that includes $160 million guaranteed, per source. It gives Murray the second highest paid QB average at $46.1 million per year. https://t.co/tTnUJXGSm3
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s agent releases statement outlining desire for contract extension
Back in February, Kyler Murray’s agent released a statement outlining Murray’s desire for a contract extension.
Three days after Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill made it known Murray was part of the team’s “long-term plan,” the quarterback’s agent Erik Burkhardt on Monday released a lengthy statement obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that stated Murray “absolutely wants to be” the Cardinals’ long-term quarterback, but “it is now simply up to the Cardinals to decide if they prioritize” signing him to an extension.
Simply put, Monday’s statement indicated Murray wants to win a Super Bowl, wants to be a part of the franchise for a long time to come and desires a long-term contract commitment from the club. None of those declarations seem all that novel, so it’s at least somewhat puzzling why there was a need for a public statement.
Nation, do you think Kyler Murray is worth $46.1 million per season?