Steve Keim on Kyler Murray: I think we’ll be able to get something done this summer

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A few weeks ago, G.M. Steve Keim said the Cardinals would “try to get something done” with quarterback Kyler Murray since the team had gotten through the draft.

But in a Wednesday interview on the Pat McAfee Show, Keim struck a slightly more optimistic tone when discussing a possible contract extension for the 2019 No. 1 overall pick.

“I just think it’s a timing thing,” Keim said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “Anyone who has done it before has done it anywhere from July to September. No different for us. We know he is under contract for another year and also the fifth-year option [in 2023]. He is our future, we feel that strongly.

“I feel like we’ll be able to get something done this summer.”

Murray, who is currently scheduled to make around $5.5 million in 2022, has not been participating in the Cardinals’ voluntary OTAs. Arizona picked up Murray’s fifth-year option for 2023 this spring, so he’s under contract for the next two seasons.

While things appeared strained between Murray and the Cardinals at times this offseason, it now seems like the two sides will be able to come to an agreement sooner than later.

21 responses to “Steve Keim on Kyler Murray: I think we’ll be able to get something done this summer

  1. You’ve already given the guy a blank check so now we just need to know if it’s a fully guaranteed 5 year deal for 45 or 50 mill per year.

  2. Seems kind of cruel & disrespectful to make him wait until the summer to get his money.
    He probably won’t set foot in camp until they pay him and apologize.

  3. Man is demanding Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen money when at best, he deserves Derek Carr money. Cardinals would be better off letting him walk than blowing their cap on Kyler.

  4. Or, realize you can cut bait on Murray, draft a QB and have at least a 70-30 chance of getting equivalent or better play for far less money on a rookie contract.

  5. First round picks with 5th year options shouldn’t get a chance for another contract until the 4th year is up.

  6. Cards should get as much done this summer as Kyler got done last winter.

  7. Murray will get signed within next two months. It’s a question of when not if.

  8. Let his agent look around for a trade. No team other the the Cards will give him what he’s asking

  9. bassplucker says:
    May 25, 2022 at 5:55 pm
    Or, realize you can cut bait on Murray, draft a QB and have at least a 70-30 chance of getting equivalent or better play for far less money on a rookie contract. kyler?


    So you’re basing your opinion on what factual information? When was the last time the Cardinals made any kind of significant run before
    Kyler? Delusional…

  10. QBs that are interchangeable or replaceable never deserve even close to top contracts…
    Sign him and stay irrelevant or upgrade at Qb and give your franchise some glimmer of hope BUT it can’t be both…

  11. Overrated Diva will put the team back years if they sign him to a contract,
    another new breed entitled child who has won NOTHING.

  12. Kyler Murray is one of the most exciting players in the league. I love watching him play. How successful will he be in 5 years when he loses a step? I honestly don’t know. Short QBs have been successful in the modern league. Look at Drew Brese. So the height is not a no go. All of you people hating on him, I enjoy watching him. I am also glad I am not a strong Cardinals fan. I have a soft spot for them since I grew up in St Louis when they were there.

  13. Unless these QB prices settle down we’re going to start seeing smart teams just cycle through guys on their rookie deals unless they hit a jackpot and land a generational type of talent. They’re not making deep playoff runs with Murray making less money; just imagine how much worse they’ll be when even more money is tied up in him.

  14. First, the “just draft a rookie” argument only makes sense if they feel they’re upgrading, and even if they think they are, it’s still a crapshoot. Not to mention the fact that QBs are not interchangeable.

    Also, there is no “middle market” for starting QBs. Murray has said he wants the Watson deal, which he won’t get, but which is why all the other owners hate Haslam now, I’m sure.

    There is zero chance Murray’s agent will take anything less than something in the $40-50 million per year range, he will not allow a new contract to be based on an old deal for Jimmy G. or whoever else. That’s not how the game is played, like it or not.

  15. This is a fireable offense IF the GM signs him before they have to. Hes not elite and until he shows otherwise No deal. 2 YEARS left on his deal. No Way

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