The long-awaited payday finally arrived for Kyler Murrayafter Adam Schefter, a journalist for ESPN, reported that the star quarterback of the Arizona Cardinalsagreed to a historic contract extension.
The signature would be for the following 5 seasons in exchange for 230.5 million dollarswith 160 of them fully guaranteed, money that is the second highest guaranteed figure in history of the NFL, only behind the 230 million that Deshaun Watson received from the Cleveland Browns a few months ago.
In this way, Murray, 24, will be receiving the second highest salary of the following season in addition to history with his 46.1 million annually, behind the 50.3 million Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
money well spent
According to data provided by ESPN, Murray’s 13,266 passing yards are the third most in history for a quarterback in his first 3 years as a professional, behind only Andrew Luck y Cam Newton.
In his short but remarkable career, Kyler Murray has already been named Offensive Rookie of the Year, and has 2 selections for the Pro Bowlboasting an excellent 66.7 percent efficiency on completions.
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Now, Murray will be forced to respond with results, since so far, he still has not won a postseason game in his career with the Cardinals, who will have a difficult start to the 2022 season, losing for the first 6 weeks to their best wide Receiver, DeAndre Hopkinswho was suspended for the use of illegal substances, accusations that he will be appealing to try to reduce his punishment.