As many NFL fans might have expected, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will reportedly not be practicing in organized team activities (OTAs) with the team this week. Murray, as some may recall, is looking for a new contract with the team.
Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray will not be at Arizona’s OTAs this week, as expected. All continues to remain quiet on his contract front, for now.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2022
Although Murray will be guaranteed $29 million next year, he wants more money and a long-term deal. The thought of him actually being traded or him wanting to be traded has been denied by both Murray and Cardinals management.
“Nothing has changed in terms of him being our long-term and short-term quarterback,” said Cardinals general manager Steve Keim.
From what I understand, multiple Cardinals veterans won't be at OTAs this week, which was always the agreement. It's not just a Kyler Murray thing.
— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) May 23, 2022
Murray also said through social media that he wants to stay in Arizona and win a Super Bowl.
“I wanna win Super Bowls with the Cardinals, AZ is home,” he said in response to comments by former Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Chase Edmonds on the podcast “All Things Covered” that they both thought Murray would seek an exit from the franchise because of the team’s culture.
This upcoming season seems to be critical for both Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and many think the latter’s job is on the line if the Cardinals don’t move beyond the first round of the NFC playoffs.
Regardless of the situation, Murray not showing up to camp is not a good look for him or the team.
If it wasn't clear already, this move signifies that Kyler Murray doesn't plan on rejoining the Arizona Cardinals until he gets his new deal.
— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) May 23, 2022