The Cardinals hired ex-Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon as their new head coach, replacing Kliff Kingsbury after a disappointing four-win season. More drastic changes are expected to come to the The Desert soon.
Star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is widely expected to get traded. Murray, who’s recovering from a torn ACL, is also expected to miss the start of the 2023 campaign.
During a recent edition of “First Things First”, (h/t Sportskeeda), Schwartz expressed some doubt that Murray may actually play for the Gannon-coached Cardinals:
“The vibes are off right now, man, he’s not playing till November right now. They’re gonna trade his best player away. I don’t know if he ends up ever playing for Gannon. New general manager new, head coach they always want to do with their own quarterback.”
Last offseason, Arizona handed Murray five-year contract extension worth $230.5 million. This came months after the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft led Arizona to 11 wins as well as their first playoff berth since the 2015 season.
But the Cardinals were blown out by the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round, and the franchise hasn’t been the same since. They finished dead-last in the division and will enter 2023 with a new head coach, a new general manager, no more J.J. Watt (retired) and perhaps no more Hopkins.
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