At one point, Kyler Murray seemed like a quarterback on the rise, but then he got a new contract and everything changed. In fact, it may have started when he first demanded a contract and his behavior before he got what he wanted.
Just recently, JJ Watt was asked about Kyler Murray as a QB and things got incredibly uncomfortable as he couldn’t come up with an answer about the guy he played alongside before he retired.
It got to the point where Patrick changed the subject to Watt speaking about Antonio Brown instead.
In the end, Watt would just list off some college accomplishments from Murray but never actually answered the original question.
The Arizona Cardinals cleaned house after the 2022 season ended, firing head coach Kliff Kingsbury and watching general manager Steve Keim walk away due to health reasons. The biggest obstacle is the team signing Murray to a five-year, $230 million deal in the offseason.
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According to one anonymous Cardinals veteran, that huge extension may not have been a great idea.
“It was like they created a monster,” the player told Bally Sports. The report added that the 25-year-old “felt less compulsion to study his game plan or to fulfill the expectations of the franchise QB position” than he had in the past.
Once he signed his deal, it was revealed that the team put an additional clause in the fine print that required him to complete four hours of “independent study” each game week where he studied the playbook. The uproar about it was so bad that they eventually had to take it out.
In hindsight, it appears it was a bad idea. Murray suffered a torn ACL at the end of the 2022 season and may not be ready to return for 2023. Even without his injury, the team doesn’t have a good outlook for next season.
Not to mention, there have been rumors that Deandre Hopkins may be traded, which leads you to believe that the team might be going into rebuild mode.
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