Cardinals Sign Kyler Murray, Five Other Draft Picks

The Cardinals have signed first overall selection Kyler Murray, the club announced today. Arizona also signed following draft choices:

Like all first-round picks, Murray has signed a four-year deal with a fifth-year option for the 2023 season. Per Over the Cap, Murray’s contract should be worth $33.159MM in total. He’ll receive a signing bonus of roughly $23.59MM, and carry a cap charge of $6.392MM during his rookie campaign. Murray’s contract contains language that will void the deal if he leaves the NFL to pursue his baseball career, tweets Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. 

Murray, of course, spurned MLB’s Oakland Athletics in order to enter the NFL Draft. The Cardinals have since traded 2018 first-round quarterback Josh Rosen to the Dolphins, and intend to install an Air Raid system under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Along with new weapons like rookie wideouts Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler (neither of whom was signed today), the Cardinals will look to improve an offense that ranked among the league’s worst last year.

While Murray is the headliner, Murphy is a name-brand prospect in his own right. Projected by many observers to become the first cornerback off the board, Murphy ultimately lasted until the first pick of the second round. An excellent zone coverage corner, Murphy will fit in well with new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph‘s zone-heavy scheme.

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9 comments on “Cardinals Sign Kyler Murray, Five Other Draft Picks

  1. sportsfan101

    I think Murray will be a huge bust as a first round pick and should have stuck with baseball where he had the chance to land multiple contracts. He will be out of football after his rookie contract with his size and the cardinals horrible o line. He will get hurt or be sacked so many times he stands no chance just like Rosen. Ari is not in a good position and should not have drafted a qb but a player that could actually help change the franchise. But good for them getting fans support hopefully it lasts.

    • Dodgethis

      Luckily he can play baseball after he busts out of NFL, as pretty much any team would give him a minor league deal.

    • Ironman_4life

      Every year theres 1 “next tom brady” quarterback that is just overhyped and a hihe mistake. This year Murray will be that guy. Being the # 1 pick sucks if you wanna win

    • CoolStory

      I love commenting. Everyone can’t wait to be the “I told you so” guy. No one remembers when you’re wrong

    • chuckc

      WOW I am so impressed that you already know what is going to Murray. I guess that is why you can predict the future really??? get a clue here. I hoping he makes you eat your words big time

  2. CowboysoldierFTW

    I wish he had an established QB to set behind and gain experience.

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