Kyler Murray’s agent issues stern warning to Cardinals, demands contract extension

Kyler Murray, fresh off leading the Arizona Cardinals to the playoffs for the first time in his brief career, has demanded a contract extension.

Leave it to Murray’s agent not to be passive aggressive.

The Cardinals and Murray have been flirting with divorce all offseason, with the quarterback even going as far as to delete all team-related information on his Instagram page. That didn’t sit well with the Cardinals, which did the exact opposite, deleting all photos except one with Murray in it.

On Monday morning, the former No. 1 pick cleared the air a bit.

Kyler Murray agent

Murray’s agent is Erik Burkhardt, who spoke out on the Aaron Rodgers contract talks on Sunday.

It’s safe to say he wants his client to be paid what he’s worth as well.

Murray has already made two Pro Bowls so far in his brief career, although he struggled down the stretch for Arizona once DeAndre Hopkins got hurt. One could argue that the Cardinals have already showed plenty of commitment to Murray, trading for Hopkins and even selecting the Oklahoma product one year after drafting Josh Rosen.

But Murray wants more.

Kyler Murray contract

Murray is still on his rookie deal, as he’s signed to a four-year, $35 million contract. The Cardinals would like to ride that deal out in hopes of surrounding Kyler with more talent to win now, as once he signs a long-term extension, that’ll be tougher to do.

Winning with a quarterback on his rookie contract is far easier, as it’s less on a salary cap hit in the interim.

Kyler Murray height

Murray’s height was a big conversation topic coming out of college, as he’s just 5-10, which is rather short for a quarterback.

He was well suited to play baseball, as that once was his preferred route, but instead has proven his worth as a dual-threat QB at the professional level.