Kliff Kingbury and Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals Nov 19, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury talks with quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during a fourth quarter timeout against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals made their intentions very clear on Thursday when it was announced that quarterback Kyler Murray would be signing an extension with the organization that will keep him in Arizona through the 2027-28 NFL season.

Despite some doubts this offseason about Murray’s commitment to the team, the Cardinals made it very clear that they believe he can be the quarterback to lead them to postseason success in the future.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury echoed those sentiments on Friday, where he discussed Murray’s contract during an appearance on the Dave Pasch Podcast, saying that he believes there is plenty of room for growth in the future for Murray.

“He’s going to continue to get better,” Kingsbury said via Sports Illustrated. “The contract deal, I feel really good about. I know he’s our future here. The talent is generational in what he can do running with the football.

“You see the market for these quarterbacks and what guys are getting paid,” Kingsbury added. “There’s very few (quarterbacks) when you line up every Sunday and say we have a chance. Our guy is one of those that give you a chance. And at his best, I don’t know who’s better in this league.”

Murray has shown flashes of excellence during his young career but has yet to have much postseason success to speak of.

He was heavily criticized for both his and the team’s performance in their game against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Considering he is only 24 years of age and is coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances in consecutive years, he can likely be given a pass at this point for his poor playoff performance.

Morale seems to be high in Arizona and if everything goes right for them, they will likely be a contender again in the NFC next season.

[Sports Illustrated, The Dave Pasch Podcast]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.