Reports: Kyler Murray skips Cardinals OTAs
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray is reportedly skipping the team’s volunteer organized team activities this week.
The move was expected as Murray and the Cardinals are at a standstill on contract extension talks.
During the offseason between Murray and Arizona, Murray once deleted all references to the team from his social media, and his agent later released a more than 1,000-word statement saying Murray wanted a new contract.
Murray has never asked for a trade, which is good since Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said last month there was “zero chance” of it.
Murray is expected to earn about $5.5 million in 2022, the fourth year of his rookie contract.
The Cardinals were given a fifth-year option on Murray’s rookie contract late last month. The move guarantees Murray $29.7 million in 2023.
It also gives the two sides more time to negotiate a long-term deal.
In 2021, Murray rushed for 3,787 yards and 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions, and last season he also rushed for 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 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.
The Cardinals selected Murray as their #1 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.
–Field level media