Kyler Murray, Cardinals nowhere on new contract, re-arousing trade rumors

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals. (Arizona Republic)
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals. (Arizona Republic) /

The Arizona Cardinals have yet to make a contract extension offer to quarterback Kyler Murray, who reportedly will not play without a new deal.

This offseason, there has been a lot of talk surrounding the Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray. There was the social media scrubbing, but the most important thing was Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, releasing a lengthy statement expressing the quarterback’s desire to remain with the team long-term and detailed the contract proposal they sent the team.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on Thursday, the Cardinals have yet to send a contract offer to Murray, who is not expected to play under his current contract. Pelissero continues, saying that Burkhardt pulled their proposal off the table “weeks ago.”

Kyler Murray reportedly not expected to play unless he gets new contract

Per Pelissero, there are teams monitoring the situation, but the team is insisting that he will not be made available for trade.

As for a deadline for a new deal, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer tweeted out that the quarterback has been eying the 2022 NFL Draft as a deadline for a new contract for the Cardinals.

Murray, who was selected with the first-overall pick in 2019 after winning the Heisman Trophy as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract. Murray is set to make approximately $5.5 million for the season. This offseason, as Pelissero points out in the tweet above, saw Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson all get contract extensions that pay them $40 million per year.

It will be a situation worth monitoring leading up to the NFL Draft on April 28, especially seeing whether or not the Cardinals send Murray a contract offer.

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