Kliff Kingsbury on Kyler Murray: We’re in a good place

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Last week, quarterback Kyler Murray seemed to take a step toward reconciliation with the Cardinals when he told reporters that his social-media scrub had nothing to do with the organization.

Whether that claim is true or not, the temperature appears to have cooled on the situation with Murray and Arizona.

At the NFL’s annual meeting on Tuesday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury was all positive when describing where he and the organization are with the 2019 No. 1 overall pick.

“We’re in a good place,” Kingsbury said. “That’s the business side of it. I stay out of his things for the most part. But as far as our relationship, it’s always been great. And we see him as the long-term future and I know he feels the same way.”

Murray is eligible for a contract extension after completing his third season. His agent released a lengthy statement in late February that spoke to Murray’s desire to be the Cardinals’ long-term quarterback, but noted Arizona’s actions would speak louder than words.

Through three seasons, Murray has compiled a 22-23-1 record. He’s completed 67 percent of his passes for 11,480 yards with 70 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 1,786 yards with 20 TDs.

13 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury on Kyler Murray: We’re in a good place

  1. A good place to move on from Murray and let him go to baseball. Unless you like starting strong and losing the games that matter.

  2. So happy you’re “in a good place.” AD/DC actually wrote a song about it: “Hell ain’t a bad place to be.”

  3. If they want Kyler to play better, they need to pay Kyler like they want him to be paid better.

  4. I thought when the Phins were getting spicy and trading for HIll, they might have tried to make a move to trade Tua for Murray.

    It also feels like this could have go down a similar path that the Browns and Baker have.

  5. The stats that say even more:

    2018: worst team in NFL, gets #1 pick
    2019: 5 wins, one tie, ROTY
    2020: 8 wins, Pro Bowl
    2021: 11 wins, Pro Bowl, playoff berth in tough NFC West

  6. They should grant him the fifth year option. The last part of 2021 regular season, and the playoffs, somehow is a red flag. The Cards should wait at least until the end of the 2022 season on any decision for a second contract.

  7. MostlyRight says:
    March 29, 2022 at 11:41 am
    The stats that say even more:

    2018: worst team in NFL, gets #1 pick
    2019: 5 wins, one tie, ROTY
    2020: 8 wins, Pro Bowl
    2021: 11 wins, Pro Bowl, playoff berth in tough NFC West – Playoff berth he got waxed in and quit on his team during.

    You reference these pro-bowl appearances like they mean something, but let’s add some context. I’d wait for a playoff WIN before I started sliding this guy real money.

  8. This is just about LAST dude I would pay to be my future at QB.

    Don’t get me wrong, the talent is unquestionable. But the fact that his stature and style do not typically age well in the NFL AND that he acts like a child when adversity hits = NO THANKS.

  9. The devil is in the details here..Kliff said they’re in a good place between them, but that he stays out of the business side of things. The “business side of things” is exactly where the problem is. Shawty and his new contract.

  10. sure the cards had 11 wins but they were also the last undefeated team… after Hopkins got hurt they fizzled out part of that is on the coach for not figuring something out the last half the season. Maybe Kyler could help and not have as many turnovers, and elevate the players around him as great ones do.

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