The 2019 first overall selection finally got what he wanted after a statement that detailed the merits of his lucrative extension went public.
But as part of the deal, Murray had to devote four hours of independent study per week.
It means that he would have to review game tape and other related material in preparation for their next game.
During that time, he cannot do anything else, especially tinkering with his phone or playing video games.
However, the team decided to drop the clause given the public outrage surrounding it.
But aside from that big story, Murray might now have to sit down during the early part of their training camp.
Cardinals’ HC Kliff Kingsbury told reporters that QB Kyler Murray tested positive for COVID.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 1, 2022
ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed that Murray tested positive for COVID-19, per head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Therefore, the Cardinals’ starter can’t participate in face-to-face practices.
That’s a weird turn after Murray signed his enormous contract.
He might be sidelined for at least a week before he takes the field again.
No Other Plan At Quarterback
The Cardinals wanted to initiate contract negotiations after the 2022 season.
After threatening to not play without a second contract, it was evident that Murray had the leverage.
He might not be the best quarterback available but Arizona will have a hard time replacing him if he eventually leaves.