Kyler Murray ‘completely’ needs to be Arizona Cardinals’ long-term QB, despatched contract proposal to workforce
Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, launched a lengthy statement Monday saying the star quarterback has despatched an in depth contract proposal to the Cardinals.
Burkhardt said that as a way to persistently compete for championships, the franchise wants long-term stability, which Murray is providing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2022
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier this month that Murray, who not too long ago scrubbed any reference to the Cardinals from his Instagram account, is pissed off with the franchise, was embarrassed by the workforce’s 34-11 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams and thinks he has been made the scapegoat.
Murray is scheduled to make about $5.Four million in 2022, with a base wage of $965,000 and a $4.5 million roster bonus that is totally assured on the fifth day of the league yr.
Whereas Burkhardt didn’t present particular particulars, he stated Murray’s proposal is “according to the present quarterback market” however lowers Murray’s 2022-23 wage cap quantity to permit the Cardinals to re-sign “different deserving teammates and add further free brokers.”
There may be latest precedent across the NFL for Murray’s proposal of a long-term extension after his third season. Fellow quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Ryan Tannehill all signed profitable offers after their third seasons within the league.
Burkhardt says it is now as much as Arizona to make the deal, including that “Kyler stays hopeful that the group chooses to commit in order that he can proceed main the Cardinals to additional success and worth for a few years to come back.”
In his three seasons within the NFL, Murray has been named Rookie of the Yr and to 2 Professional Bowls, however this season marked the primary time he led the Cardinals to the playoffs.
ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.