Big news for Arizona Cardinals fans has arrived as the team agreed on a five-year deal contract extension for their franchise quarterback Kyler Murray. The deal, which has been in negotiations for most of the offseason, is worth $230.5 million with $160 million in guarantees, according to reports from Ian Rapoport from NFL Network and Adam Schefter from ESPN.
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He still had two years left in his rookie contract and with the extension, he’ll be tied to the Cardinals through 2028 and as one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Murray will have an average per year value of $46.1 million, placing him behind Aaron Rodgers but ahead of Deshaun Watson.
After a wildcard exit against the Los Angeles Rams, the Cardinals have been gearing up for the upcoming season. They brought back Zach Ertz, James Conner, and AJ Green and acquired Marquise Brown to add to a Wide Receiver core that already includes five-time Pro-Bowler, DeAndre Hopkins.
With both Hopkins and Murray healthy they will have a better chance to compete for the title. Still, we will have to wait until Week 7 to see Hopkins in action due to violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
This last season, Murray threw for 3787 passing yards and 24 touchdowns in the fourteen games he played.