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Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray refuses to play without new contract, per reports

Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray refuses to play without new contract, per reports

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Apr 15
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Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray’s saga with the Cardinals is entering a new chapter as Murray says he will not play for the team if he does not get a new contract before the 2022 season starts, according to sources familiar with the matter.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Cardinals currently put Murray in limbo since they have not made an official offer to the QB, on the other hand, won’t sell him either.

“The #Cardinals have yet to make a contract offer to Pro Bowl QB Kyler Murray, whose agent, Erik Burkhardt, informed the team weeks ago he was pulling his opening proposal off the table, per sources. Other teams are monitoring closely; Arizona insists Murray won’t be traded,” Pelissero tweeted.

The drama started when Murray decided to delete all of his Cardinals-related photos on his social media back in February, which sent a mixed message to everybody about what was on his mind and whether he will wear Arizona colors again next season.

Pelissero added that the Cardinals quarterback is potentially weighing his options after other QBs have signed new deals on their respective teams recently.

“Four QBs – Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Matthew Stafford, and Derek Carr – have signed contract extensions worth $40 million or more in the past month as the market continues to go up. Murray is due about $5.5 million in 2022, and it’d be a surprise if he plays on that deal,” he later wrote.

Murray will possibly lose a lot of money if he decides to wait for a new contract. According to PFT’s Mike Florio via BroBible, it will cost Murray $40,000 every day, per the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. He would also lose his $4,5m roster bonus for 2022 if Kyler doesn’t show up at the Cardinals training camp by the third day.

During a charitable event last month, Murray spoke to the press and said that he planned to give his best to the team.

“I’m an Arizona Cardinal. I’ve done nothing but give my all to the Cardinals and will continue to do that. I’m not really too worried about my future as a Cardinal,” he said.

The Cardinals finished 11-6 last season with Murray throwing 24 touchdowns, and 3,787 yards, with 10 int.

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