BREAKING: Cardinals & Kyler Murray Finalize Five-Year, $230.5M Extension

According to Adam Schefter, the Cardinals and QB Kyler Murray have finalized a five-year, $230.5 million extension that includes $160 million guaranteed. 

Kyler Murray

That’s a new money average of $46.1 million per year, which just barely pushes Murray ahead of Browns QB Deshaun Watson and makes him the NFL’s second-highest paid quarterback.

However, Watson got the full $230 million of his deal guaranteed. 

Things had reportedly cooled between Murray and Arizona and ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported an extension before training camp was possible. Ian Rapoport reported the two sides were closing in on a deal as Murray reports to training camp today. 

There was a lot of tension between the two sides earlier this offseason but Murray reported for OTAs and Darlington said it felt like the drama was in the rearview mirror. 

Murray, 24, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cardinals after making the decision to pursue an NFL career, despite being drafted in the first round by the Oakland A’s in 2018. 

Murray signed a four-year, $35,158,644 deal that included a $23,589,924 signing bonus.  The Cardinals officially exercised his fifth-year option which is projected to be worth $29.7 million for the 2023 season. 

In 2021, Murray appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals and completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 3,787 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns.

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