Former Oklahoma quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has agreed to terms on an extension with the Arizona Cardinals worth $230.5 million, making him one of the highest paid players in the National Football League.
The deal, which locks Murray in with the Cardinals until 2028, includes a whopping $160 million guaranteed for injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Murray is set to make $105 million fully guaranteed upon signing the deal.
The average annual value of Murray’s new deal is $46.1 million, making him the second-highest paid quarterback in the league behind Aaron Rodgers ($50.3M), and just ahead of Deshaun Watson ($46M) and Patrick Mahomes ($45M).
Terms have not been disclosed at this time, but Murray is expected to sign the deal soon and get to work on getting the Cardinals back to the playoffs.
Former Oklahoma teammate, and now Arizona Cardinal, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown went to Twitter to congratulate his quarterback on the mega-deal.
Behind a red-hot Kyler Murray, the Arizona Cardinals started the 2021 season 7-0 and had Murray in the thick of the MVP conversation. Then, the star quarterback missed three games with an ankle injury and the Cards went on to finish the year on a 4-6 skid and was blown out by the eventual Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card round.
In three years with the Cardinals, Kyler Murray has completed 66.9% of his passed for 11,480 yards and 70 touchdowns to 34 interceptions, adding 1,786 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground.
Murray was selected by the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.