Kyler Murray, Cardinals agree to massive extension
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals have been discussing a long-term contract extension throughout the offseason, and the two sides have finally reached an agreement.
Murray and the Cardinals have agreed to a massive new contract, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network first reported. The deal is worth $230.5 million over five years and makes Murray the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, according to ESPN’s 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
The $160 million guaranteed is second in NFL history behind Deshaun Watson’s $230 million with the Cleveland Browns.
This is the first offseason that Murray is eligible for a contract extension, and he had been openly seeking one. The former first overall pick created some drama back in February when he scrubbed all references to the Cardinals from his social media pages. That led to some unflattering reports about Murray, and the 24-year-old seemed to regret his approach.
None of that matters now, as Murray will be the quarterback in Arizona for years to come.