After weeks of drama, quarterback Kyler Murray is now making two things clear: He’s committed to remaining with the Arizona Cardinals long-term, and he “desperately wants to win the Super Bowl.”
In a statement released Monday, Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, said the quarterback has sent a detailed contract proposal to the Cardinals. The statement noted that in order to consistently compete for championships, the franchise needs long-term stability, which Murray is offering.
本月早些时候,ESPN的克里斯•莫滕森通讯报d via sources that Murray, who scrubbed any reference to the Cardinals from his Instagram account recently, is frustrated with the franchise, was embarrassed by the team’s 34-11 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams and thinks he has been made the scapegoat.
Cards’ Murray: ‘Nonsense is not what I’m about’
He’s currently scheduled to earn a base salary of $965,000 in 2022, but combined with a $4.5 million roster bonus that’s fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the league year, Murray will take home about $5.4 million. The Cardinals could also let him play out the season and then exercise his fifth-year option for 2023.
While Burkhardt did not specify the specific details, he mentioned that Murray’s proposal is “in line with the current quarterback market” but lowers his 2022-23 salary cap number to allow the Cardinals to re-sign “other deserving teammates and add additional free agents.”
Burkhardt says it’s now up to Arizona to make the deal, adding that “Kyler remains hopeful that the organization chooses to commit so that he can continue leading the Cardinals to further success and value for many years to come.”
In his three seasons in the NFL, Murray has been named Rookie of the Year and to two Pro Bowls, but this season was the first time the Cardinals made the playoffs.
ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.
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