Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals coach, ‘prays’ for Kyler Murray contract resolution by the start of training camp
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals coach, wants to resolve quarterback Kyler Murray’s contract situation before the team reunites for training camp in late January.
Kingsbury stated Tuesday, after the first day at Arizona’s minicamp, “I’m praying prior to training camp,”
Kingsbury raised doubts about Murray’s reporting on Tuesday’s practice if he doesn’t get an extension or new deal.
Kingsbury stated that Murray showed up at camp without a contract. “That would be a Kyler question. However, I would personally love him to be there on the first day.
After his fifth-year option was purchased for 2023, Murray will be earning $5.5 million this season. He will also earn $29.7 million next. Murray is seeking a contract that is comparable to the deals of top-tier quarterbacks like the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen, the Cleveland Browns’ Deshaun Wilson, the Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, and the Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen.
Kingsbury anticipates that the franchise record will be set once the deal is done. Kingsbury stated Tuesday that Murray is the franchise’s “leader,” something he has said since Murray was drafted.
Kingsbury stated, “We’re about making him, I’m certain, the highest-paid player this franchise’s history, and so he knows what that means.” “The guys know what he is capable of, and whenever we can get the entire band out there, things pick-up.”
Veteran center Rodney Hudson was the only player who did not attend Tuesday’s mandatory practice.
Kingsbury said Hudson’s absence was not justified, but the coach didn’t give any further details.
Kingsbury stated, “We’re working with him on something.” “We’ll update you as soon as we have the information.”
DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, jogged with the team without the use of a brace. He had torn his MCL in December and was unable to wear a knee brace. He seemed to be able to run and do drills with no difficulty.
Kingsbury stated, “He’s very close.” We’re being cautious with him not playing for the first six weeks.