Cardinals get a fifth-year option ($29.7 million) on Kyler Murray

The Arizona Cardinals got quarterback Kyler Murray’s fifth-year rookie contract option on Wednesday.

The move guarantees Murray $29.7 million in 2023.

It also gives the two sides more time to negotiate a long-term deal. Murray expressed his dissatisfaction with his contract at the start of this offseason.

Murray will earn approximately $5.5 million in salary and roster bonuses in 2022.

Arizona general manager Steve Keim has insisted the club will not sell Murray. He recently described the odds of moving his quarterback as “zero chance.”

Murray, who turns 25 in August, recently hinted that he wants to win the Super Bowls with the Cardinals.

Murray was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft from Oklahoma. He was the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection each of the past two seasons.

Murray rushed for 3,787 yards and 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions and also rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns last season.

He was on the league MVP talk for the first half of the season when the Cardinals won their first seven games. But he injured his ankle on the final drive of a Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers and missed the next three games. His game wasn’t as strong after his return.

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

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

–Field level media

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