The Cardinals and Kyler Murray have had a drama-filled offseason over the possibility of a new contract extension.
In recent weeks, the tension seemed to be resolving, with both sides seemingly in a good place.
This morning, the news broke of a deal incoming...and then was agreed to a few moments later, seemingly.
This deal is slated to lock up Kyler Murray through 2028, source says. So, five new years. https://t.co/22M8MTlxFc— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 21, 2022
And then the money came in per Adam Schefter.
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
This lines up with many projections that had been made, primarily focused on that $46 million per year figure. However, the deal has been for 5 years, through 2028 adding onto his original deal, rather than 6 years. This locks Murray up through 2028 and GM Steve Keim and HC Kliff Kingsbury through 2027.
A Kyler Murray contract extension projection from @PFF_Brad:— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) July 19, 2022
Six years, $280 million ($46.67 million per year), $155 million guaranteed.
Thoughts on the extension, Cardinals fans?