January 31, 2023

Keeler Murray wasn't expected to play for the Cardinals without a new contract

Keeler Murray wasn’t expected to play for the Cardinals without a new contract

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Keeler Murray is adamant about getting a new contract before he hits the field for the 2022 season.

NFL Network’s Tom Pellisero reported Thursday that Murray is not expected to play unless he receives a new deal, according to people familiar with the decision.

Pellisero added that the Cardinal had not yet made an offer to sign Murray, whose agent Eric Burckhardt had told the team weeks ago that he would take his opening bid off the table.

It’s been a drama-filled season for Murray and the Cards, starting after the Pro Bowl when Murray was Engraved his social media Cardinals’ pictures. team reply in kind Before the two sides later reconciled, hoping to move forward. Murray noticed last month He wasn’t worried about his future as a Cardinal.

Since then, however, it appears no strides have been made toward a new deal, with Murray set to make around $5.5 million in the fourth year of his rookie contract.

The 24-year-old Pro Bowler got off to a hot start in 2021, appearing as the MVP candidate before injuries hit, forcing QB to miss three games. The Murray and the Cards struggled along the way, held back in the post-season and exploded into a Super Wild Card tour by eventual Super Bowl champion L.A. Rams.

after watching Aaron RodgersAnd Deshaun WatsonMatthew Stafford and Derek Carr Signing contract extensions worth $40 million or more a year last month, Murray wants his payday.

The Cardinals insisted they don’t plan to trade the previous No. 1 overall pick, so it’s possible we could have a long game headed toward training camp in late July.