Kyler Murray to skip Arizona Cardinals voluntary team activities as contract talks stall

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals deadlocked in negotiations over a new contract for the 2019 No. 1 pick; Cardinals general manager Steve Keim denied rumors that Murray would be traded; Last month, the Cardinals took Murray’s option for his fifth year as a rookie.

Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray is reportedly missing voluntary organized team events this week.

During the off-season between Murray and Arizona, Murray removed all mention of the team from his social media at one point, with his agent later releasing a 1,000+ word statement saying that Murray wanted a new contract.

Murray never asked for a trade, which is a good thing, as Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said last month that there was no chance of it.

Murray is projected to earn around $5.5 million in 2022, the fourth year of his rookie contract.

Late last month, the Cardinals received a fifth-year option on rookie Murray’s contract. The move guarantees Murray $29.7 million in 2023. It also gives both parties more time to negotiate a long-term deal.

Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins team up for a touchdown with the Arizona Cardinals in their first return game.

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Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins team up for a touchdown with the Arizona Cardinals in their first return game.

In 2021, Murray passed for 3,787 yards and 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, and last season he also had 423 yards and five touchdowns.

Murray made his playoff debut against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild card round and his performance was not very good. He completed 19 of 34 passes for only 137 yards and two interceptions in a 34–11 loss.

In three seasons, Murray has a record of 22-23-1 as a starter. He passed for 11,480 yards, 70 touchdowns and 34 interceptions, as well as 1,786 yards and 20 points in 46 starts.

The Cardinals selected Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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