Report: “Very reasonable” Kyler Murray signs extension before camp

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in June that he is praying for the team to come to an agreement with quarterback Kyler Murray on a contract extension before training camp, but they haven’t been able to wrap up negotiations yet.

There’s still some time before camp opens for Arizona, however, and the prospect of getting a new deal in place remains in play.

Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that talks between Murray and the team are “going smooth” at this point. As a result, it is considered “very reasonable” that they could reach agreement on a pact before veterans report to Cardinals camp on July 26.

If that turns out to be the case, it will end to an offseason filled with drama about Murray’s future in Arizona by ensuring that he’ll be sticking around for years. If not, there will be questions about Murray reporting with the rest of the team and what work he’ll do if he does report. Those will be accompanied by larger questions about the commitment to Murray as he heads into his fourth NFL season.

22 responses to “Report: “Very reasonable” Kyler Murray signs extension before camp

  1. Wow. I am not knocking Murray, but with QB money the way it is and him not exactly being an established stud at the position, that is a pretty big leap of faith. He still has 2 years left on his rookie deal. He is considered very good because of his running ability combined with his passing ability, but the running ability won’t last forever. When it ends due to age, injury, or the team becoming risk adverse will his passing ability justify that kind of money? This seems a bit premature to me, they better include some team outs.

  2. Kyler doesn’t have leverage and isn’t worth top of the league QB pay. Cardinals shouldn’t make the same mistake the Browns did and grossly overpay a non-elite QB. The team has Murray under contract this season and will have 2 years of franchise tags they can use on him afterward.

  3. Lamar wont sign until Kyler does, and either way Josh Allen is better than the both of them.

  4. Hope they get him a step stool so he can see over the table to sign his overpayment.

  5. Making a HUGE mistake. Not many teams would be foolish enough to break the bank on this guy.

  6. Money poorly spent, especially with this new rash of injuries. Him missing a few games per season will likely become his norm.

  7. mongonation says:
    July 14, 2022 at 10:23 am
    Kyler doesn’t have leverage and isn’t worth top of the league QB pay. Cardinals shouldn’t make the same mistake the Browns did and grossly overpay a non-elite QB. The team has Murray under contract this season and will have 2 years of franchise tags they can use on him afterward.
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    Overpay? Yes! Non-elite? I guess that’s what you call a qb that is selected to the pro bowl all three years he was a full-time starter. Never mind that he had a higher completion percentage then Tom Brady in 2020. You remember Brady that year. He was the SB MVP. Never mind his TD to INT ratio. Yeah, non-elite.

  8. Unreal how times have changed with the money the guy has 2 years left on his rookie deal no way in hell he deserves an extension. Lets see how this year plays out and we make the playoffs and don’t fold at the end of the year. Fireable offense if the GM does this.

  9. Murray is a talented QB. He can make all the throws with ease and can hurt you with his legs. I can think of at least 20 teams in the league that would trade their QB for Murray. With that being said, Murray should be paid accordingly. I would guess a 5-year contract at 32m/year with incentives is the going rate for a QB with Murray’s abilities.

  10. He’s short. Short on time, short on experience, short on wins. Appears to be short of a long term deal. When he can’t run can he see?

  11. Murray is a diva with zero leverage. If the Cardinals give him big money, he will be a mega-diva with the leverage of salary cap hell if the Cardinals trade or cut him.

  12. As I’m reading the article I can’t help but remember that less-than-stellar effort and commitment seen in the last game.

  13. Go ahead and pay him 2 years early. Then when it does not work out, fire Steve Kiem. Season Ticket holder

  14. Everyone knocking Murray clearly hasn’t watched him watch play. Pay the kid he’s a stud.

  15. After Kyler’s performance in the loss to the Rams, he should be glad he have several years on a rookie contract to show he deserves a second contract. Consult with Mayfield. He will explain production and compensation.

  16. With all the rule protections afforded for the QB position,… why would you want to invest that kind of money in a running QB ?? The injury risk has to double if not triple. Invest that money in a good pocket passer and a good O Line.

  17. For you Murray haters especially the ones who’ve never watched him and keep referring to him as a “running QB.” First year ROY. Second year PRO BOWL. Third year PRO BOWL. He throws it as good as anyone. Go look at the stats. There are about 25 teams who’d trade their QB for Murray. Having one bad playoff game doesn’t take away that the guy has done. How’s the o-line perform in that playoff game? Terribly. Pay the kid.

  18. Kyler Murray, who last season completed 70% of his passes for almost 4000 yards, a 2.5:1 td:int ratio, and a passer rating over 100, is “2nd tier.” lol.

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