Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals agree to contract extension through 2028 season
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday morning that the team has agreed to terms with quarterback Kyler Murray on a contract extension through the 2028 season. While specifics haven’t been released by the team, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $230.5 million with $160 million in guarantees. That would make Murray the second-highest-paid player in the NFL, behind Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection was taken with the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma after he won the Heisman Trophy and has largely delivered in his quest to make the Cardinals a better franchise. Arizona had a 5-10-1 record during his rookie season in 2019 but the Cardinals improved to 11-6 last season before losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card round during the playoffs.
He’s completed nearly 67% of his passes through 46 career games for 11,480 yards and 70 touchdowns while rushing for 1,786 yards and 20 TDs. Murray is particularly good at extending plays with his feet, using his scrambling ability for spectacular gains.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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