After three NFL seasons, the former Oklahoma standout is eligible for a second contract which will entail a big sum of money.
To keep the pressure on the Cardinals, Murray released a statement through his agent, Erik Burkhardt, citing the reasons for his eligibility.
But it seems like all is well between Murray and the Cardinals as shown in this photo.
Picture day for QB1. pic.twitter.com/C0RiUR0udN
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 13, 2022
Cardinals official photographer Darren Urban shared a picture of him taking Murray’s photograph.
While the caption reads “Picture Day for QB1,” what’s more fascinating is that he is smiling.
Could this be an indication that his extension will be completed sooner than later?
Or has he accepted that he must play out 2022 first before getting the contract he wishes?
After the upcoming season, Murray will play out his fifth-year option, earning him a fully-guaranteed $29.7 million.
While its value is nothing to be sneered at, that amount is still lower than prevailing market trends.
How Much Will Murray Get From The Cardinals?
Nothing is certain regarding the contract’s length, but a four-year deal seems to be short for a quarterback in his prime.
Therefore, Murray wouldn’t accept a deal that is less than $40 million in terms of annual average value.
He’s just feeding off from the contracts that were previously signed and it is fair to negotiate within those terms.
In that case, the lowest that Murray will get from the Cardinals might be a six-year, $240 million deal.