While the main focus of the 2022 NFL Combine is to evaluate potential draft prospects, head coach Kliff Kingsbury was forced to field questions surrounding the team’s 2019 No. 1 overall pick and starting quarterback Kyler Murray on Tuesday.
It’s the first time Kingsbury has spoken since the signal caller and the Cardinals first traded statements regarding a potential contract extension.
“We understand it’s a business and he’s doing his job,” Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday. “I think all of our long term goal here is to have Kyler be our quarterback. He understands that, he understands my view of him and how I feel about him. Once again, I’m gonna refer to the business side of things. That’s not something I deal with but it’s all part of the business right now and things we’ll continue to work through.”
Kingsbury added that he and Murray are in a “great place,” though they have not spoken in the day since the statement has been released.
Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, issued a statement Monday pointing to the QB’s desire to remain Arizona’s long term signal caller and that “actions speak louder than words in this volatile business.”
Since the season ended for Arizona, Murray and the Cardinals have stayed in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It began with Murray deleted anything cardinals related from his social media accounts, and now we know why as he is angling to get paid.