Ceasing to follow social media accounts is as good as ending a relationship.
Worst, the third-year player from Oklahoma removed the Cardinals from his social media bios and deleted team-affiliated photos on his Instagram account.
Arizona QB Kyler Murray has unfollowed the team & removed all Cardinals-related content from his Instagram.
The only recent content was a picture of himself at the Pro Bowl and a story re-share of a Mike Evans post that said "always wanted to catch a pass from the Texas legend." pic.twitter.com/ltcQTvJcPA
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 7, 2022
The only posts remaining are his appreciation for winning the Heisman Trophy and a collage of pictures from the 2022 Pro Bowl.
It may be a minor act to some, but those who grew up during the social media era can conclude that there’s a rift between the quarterback and his team.
But if the rift between Murray and the Cardinals is beyond repair, these three teams must initiate a trade for the two-time Pro Bowler.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have enough reason to stick with Jalen Hurts as starting quarterback.
After all, he still led the team into the playoffs this season.
Head coach Nick Sirianni hopes that Hurts will continue to progress, especially as a passer.
However, general manager Howie Roseman must be thinking that he has the assets to swing for an upgrade like Murray.
Most deep completions 20+ yards downfield this season
🚀 Kyler Murray – 35
🚀 Tom Brady – 35 pic.twitter.com/7GZG2gaDfq
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) February 8, 2022
He also has Hurts’ mobility, but Murray is a better passer after finishing the regular season second in completion percentage at 69.2.
Meanwhile, Hurts ranked 26th at 61.3 percent.
The Eagles have three picks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
That draft capital can be a conversation starter between Roseman and Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim.
Our fans should be so grateful for Kyler Murray
The Arizona Cardinals have never had a QB like him pic.twitter.com/tpDNHHVdDQ
— Hawk (@GowanSeason) February 7, 2022
Should the trade push through, the Eagles must offer Murray a massive contract extension sooner than later.
He deserves to have a massive payday after performing at a high level over the last two seasons.
2. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans could have gone deep in the playoffs, if not for Ryan Tannehill‘s blunders during the Divisional Weekend.
Imagine how scary Tennessee’s offense would be with Murray under center.
Aside from Derrick Henry, opponents must respect his ability to run the ball.
— Jake Robertson (@GloryDaySports) February 8, 2022
Tennessee’s run-pass option would be devastating with Murray on board.
However, the Titans would have to surrender multiple first-round draft picks if the Cardinals will listen.
But that’s not a concern given Mike Vrabel‘s ability to constantly win regardless of who suits up in every game.
More importantly, Tennessee will have a much-needed upgrade at the game’s most important position.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady’s retirement is a huge blow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl hopes.
Aside from losing their top quarterback, Tampa Bay might experience an exodus of players through free agency.
Don’t be surprised if Kyler Murray being traded to the #Buccaneers talks heat up soon. There’s not a lot of merit to it outside of fan chatter— currently. It would also take some cap gymnastics on the Bucs end and a fairly hefty package going to the Cards in return. (1/2)
— Danny Bennett (@RealDannyB) February 7, 2022
Getting Murray would help these players strongly consider signing long-term contracts with the Buccaneers.
Just like in the past two seasons, general manager Jason Licht can find a way to fit everyone’s salary onto the hard cap should everyone come back.
However, welcoming all of their stars and getting Murray might not happen because Arizona will demand some of Tampa Bay’s starters via trade.
But landing Murray would help the Buccaneers remain competitive for a long time.