What are the Arizona Cardinals waiting for?
They have the chance to sign quarterback Kyler Murray to an extension and lock him in as a franchise cornerstone.
Are they not satisfied with his performance?
Before he arrived, the Cardinals were a three-win team that went to the Super Bowl once.
When Murray took over, the team constantly progressed until they won 11 games last season and made their first playoff appearance in five years.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals do not have the leverage in these talks because the results Murray brought are quantifiable and undeniable.
Eventually giving him the franchise tag won’t work because it’s a lack of confidence for their former number one draft pick.
Quarterback is the game’s most important position and the Cardinals are lucky to have one of the better players.
That’s why some football fans are saying that the Cardinals should cater to Murray’s requests.
— Steven Cheah (@StevenCheah) February 28, 2022
However, more people are criticizing the statement released through Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt.
A Statement Of Bad Taste
More football fans had negative things to say about Murray’s statement.
For them, it highlights the quarterback’s reputation of being a prima donna who never admitted any wrongdoing.
The formatting of the statement itself is too small that some football followers wouldn’t dare read the entire text.
Kyler Murray's statement pic.twitter.com/GgB8MMAeZ4
— Marc Istook (@MarcIstook) February 28, 2022
Some also argue that Murray and Burkhardt said essentially nothing despite the lengthy statement.
However, some fans pointed out the fact that the Cardinals loaded their roster with talent while Murray was their man under center.
That said, this comment sums up the possibility that head coach Kliff Kingsbury could be the team’s real problem.
"Want to add another wrinkle to this Kyler drama? Kyler Murray isn't the only person there represented by agent Erik Burkhardt. So is his head coach, Kliff Kingsbury. This statement today is as black and white as it gets– pay Kyler or don't. Someone else will." — @PSchrags pic.twitter.com/85U47dipje
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) February 28, 2022
After all, he has defeated Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay just once throughout his stint in Arizona.