Michael Bidwill: Kyler Murray trade is not happening

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It looks like everyone is on the same page when it comes to shutting down rumors that quarterback Kyler Murray could be traded from the Cardinals.

On the same day that G.M. Steve Keim said there’s “zero chance” Murray will be traded, and Murray tweeted that he wants to win Super Bowls with the Cardinals, the team’s owner, Michael Bidwill, has also weighed in.

“Yeah, that’s not happening,” Bidwill said of a potential trade, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “There’s just too much outside noise that people listen to. We understand that’s just part of what goes on these days with social media. It’s just not the case.”

There is no higher authority in the organization than Bidwill. So if he doesn’t want Murray to be traded — when the Cardinals exercise Murray’s fifth-year option, he’ll be under contract through 2023 — Murray isn’t going anywhere.

But it’s also notable that Murray doesn’t seem to want out of Arizona either.

So even as the Cardinals and Murray’s representation haven’t struck a deal yet, it seems now that it’s a matter of when not if that will happen.

21 responses to “Michael Bidwill: Kyler Murray trade is not happening

  1. The owners need to start putting their foot down more. Players shouldn’t get to dictate where they go until they are a free agent. Crying like a baby over being famous professional athlete needs to stop. Make your situation better until you can leave. Then when you can leave, leave.

  2. This translates as there is no team dumb enough to give us our asking price of multiple high draft picks

  3. He’s had 3 years to show his development and imo he’s hit his ceiling already. SELL HIGH!!!!

  4. Ooof. They will severely regret giving him anywhere near top QB money. This isn’t one of those ‘you get what you pay for’ scenarios.

  5. I usually want the players to get what they want, but the QB situation is completely out of control (the wide receivers are catching up fast). I’d call this a Goff/Wentz situation and say “Prove It”; he sure hasn’t yet, not of the field. He has filled stadiums, tho.

  6. You don’t pay average quarterbacks anywhere near top dollar, and Murray is about as average as they come

  7. All these players getting mass guarateed salaries and dictating what happens in your career began with Kirk Cousins. The way he played the system and got a lot of guaranteed coin. Talented players started to say “if Kirk being Kirk got this I deserve way more”.

  8. It would be foolish to trade Murray for picks, because Keim makes the picks. He gets one right every ten years or so when it comes to the first round. The Kyler pick was easy, cuz it was the first pick.

  9. He’s a tier 2 qb. 30 million… Tops. I’m sure he thinks he should get 45. Good luck with that AZ.

  10. What’s really funny is the local media here in PHX is over the top gushing how they have a franchise quarterback who will take them to the promised land. I don’t get it. He’s an individual stat powerhouse… great for your fantasy team, not as great when he needs to inspire and lead football players..

  11. The current results on the field don’t merit a record setting contract. That being said, Murray could still garner a big enough contract to solidify his place for a long time. Peyton Manning had post-season fail after post-season fail, but got P-A-I-D. Murray is no Peyton, though.
    And I hope the Cardinals don’t blink. All a player has to do now is delete his teams social media pictures and everyone falls apart? Seriously? Let them delete until the cows come home, but it doesn’t mean whoo-ee as far as what they should get paid. Try winning first and see how fast they open that check book.

  12. Isn’t that the truth. I feel like the NFL is the new NBA.

    gougeaway says:
    April 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm
    Spoiled, entitled players running the show….welcome to the new NFL!!

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