Kyler Murray’s future with the Arizona Cardinals seemed dismal last year. There were rumors that he was unhappy and wanted out. Murray wasn’t too interested in talking about it at the time, leading to even more speculation.
That gossip can now be put to rest. The Arizona Cardinals have made Kyler Murray the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL. The team announced today that they’ve signed Kyler to an extension believed to be worth upwards of $230 million.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the new contract is worth $230.5 million. $160 million of that will be guaranteed money. Kyler Murray’s new $46.1 million annual salary will place him second in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers.
The Cardinals had an early exit in the NFC playoffs, losing to the eventual Super Bowl LVI Champion Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round. Arizona started 7-0 to begin the year. Things fell off the rails and they lost six of their next ten games.
In February, the rumors of Kyler Murray’s unhappiness began to fly. The quarterback removed all references to the Cardinals from his social media accounts. Murray was reportedly embarrassed by the franchise and felt he was scapegoated for the team’s collapse.
A couple of weeks later, Kyler Murray’s agent released a statement saying that he was looking for a long-term contract extension. After a contentious offseason, he finally got it. Congratulations to Kyler for his massive new deal!
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