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Kliff Kingsbury Has Strange Take on Kyler Murray Contract

Adam Taylor McKillop
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has a strange take on Kyler Murray's potential contract extension.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has a strange take on Kyler Murray's potential contract extension. / Norm Hall/Getty Images
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The Arizona Cardinals are excited to enter year three with Kyler Murray under center. The phenomenal dual-threat quarterback has been a pleasure to watch during his first two NFL seasons and Arizona fans are hopeful for another step up in wins.

Interestingly enough, Cardinals head coach was recently asked about a potential Murray contract extension in the wake of Josh Allen's huge extension. For franchise quarterbacks, it went right according to the timeline. Getting them extended prior or during their fourth year under center.

Murray enters year three and Kingsbury's comments could make you scratch your head.

Kyler Murray

"I hope we get the opportunity to do that because that means he'll have a phenomenal year just like Josh did last year and emerges as one of the top players in the league. At that position, you're willing to do whatever you can to keep that."

Kliff Kingsbury

On the one side, this is just a great example of a head coach supporting his quarterback. Only, it makes you question the financial side of things. Allen walked away with a monster six-year, $258 million contract extension. The only issue? This contract will end up giving the Bills very little breathing room with the rest of their cap situation across the roster.

Is Kingsbury willing to hold the rest of the Cardinals cap hostage with a big Murray extension? If so, that's questionable. After all, Murray may put up better stats than Allen over the first two years. But, the Bills are clearly a deeper team and Allen's play has translated into more wins and playoff opportunities.

Arizona went just 8-8 last year (5-10-1 in Murray's rookie season) while Allen and Bills have 28-15 with him under center, including an AFC Championship appearance.

Murray's 7,693 passing yards, 46 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns on the ground across his first two seasons are inspiring. But, with his size and play style, there will always be injury concerns for the young gunslinger.


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