Rams Rival Kyler Murray Signs Huge Contract; Will Cardinals Ever Beat L.A.?
Where the defending Super Bowl champs rule, there is a more important collection of numbers of interest …That would be “1-5.”
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is being locked up with a contract extension that will make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid players.
And not to be snide, but the Los Angeles Rams are probably fine with that.
“I’m praying (it gets done) before training camp,” Cards coach Kliff Kingsbury said recently, and indeed, as first reported by NFL.com, an agreement has been reached.
How big? How much? PPF recently wrote:
Contract Projection – Six years, $280 million ($46.67 million per year), $155 million total guaranteed.
We’ll see when the numbers roll it. But in the NFC West, where Murray resides and where the defending Super Bowl champs rule, there is a more important collection of numbers of interest …
That would be “1-5.”
That is Murray’s record in head-to-head battles with the Rams, a record that includes a playoff pounding last year of such epic proportions that many Cards observers wondered if Colt McCoy should’ve entered the game.
But that’s not the view from Kingsbury on Murray, who was set to earn $5.5 million this season and $29.7 million next year after his fifth-year option was picked up for 2023. … But who will now be paid on par with the best QBs in the NFL.
Murray is the “leader of this franchise,” Kingsbury said.
“We’re about to make him, I’m sure, the highest-paid player in this franchise’s history and so he understands what comes with that. The guys know what he can be at his best.”
And the rival Rams, to their credit, know the flip side of that.