The Arizona Cardinals have had a pretty quiet start to NFL free agency.
The only thing that has been noticeable is the team’s public issues with Kyler Murray who is trying to get paid.
Kyler Murray’s agent has certainly noticed that the team has been awfully quet with bringing in talent. He appeared to question the team’s “commitment” to winning in a recent tweet.
The tweet was sent out Thursday as a reply to a tweet about the Las Vegas Raiders trading for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. The tweet said: “Wait, so you’re telling me teams w (already) paid QBs can also pay: Highest paid WR, 2 highly paid DEs, one of highest paid OTs, highly paid TE, well paid RBs… and then also still REUP QB as one of the highest paid?! It’s a CHOICE. A choice to TRY to win. Or not. #Commitment”
Burkhardt’s tweet appears to be the latest move in an attempt to get the Cardinals to give Murray a new contract as he released a statement earlier this month that shared the reasons his client should be given a contract extension in Arizona.
The statement read, in part: “Kyler wants to be direct with loyal Arizona Cardinal fans and the great community of the valley in stating his two very important goals and objectives: 1. He absolutely wants to be your long term quarterback. 2. He desperately wants to win the Super Bowl.
“Actions speak much louder than words in this volatile business,” the statement said. “It is now simply up to the Cardinals to decide if they prioritize their rapidly improving, 24-year-old, already 2x Pro Bowl QB, who led the organization from 3 wins before his arrival to 11-wins and their first playoff appearance in 5 years, or rather, if they choose to financially prioritize committing to other areas and continuing to merely talk about addressing Kyler’s long term future as their QB. Unfortunately, every player, coach, and executive in the NFL knows (or should know) that words and hypothetical contractual promises are regularly dismissed and fleeting in this business.
“Kyler remains hopeful that the organization (chooses) to commit so that he can continue leading the Cardinals to further success and value for many years to come.”
It remains to be seen if the Cardinals make any notable moves as they have already lost pass rusher Chandler Jones who inked a new contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.
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