Arizona Cardinals sign QB Kyler Murray to a five-year contract extension

Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) moves out to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep him under contract through 2028, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal, first reported Thursday, is worth $230.5 million and includes $160 million guaranteed. The $46.1 million per year average makes Murray the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL.

The Cardinals quarterback has completed 1,056-of- 1,580 pass attempts (66.8%) for 11,478 yards, 70 touchdowns and 34 interceptions since being selected with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Murray's 86.7 passing grade ranked fifth among quarterbacks last season. He led the league in big-time throw rate (7.9%) and finished fifth in turnover-worthy play rate (2.3%).

Since 2019, The 24-year-old signal-caller ranks 12th among quarterbacks in PFF's wins above replacement metric (PFF WAR).

Murray: PFF passing grade and rank among QBs since 2019 (postseason included)
Season PFF Passing Grade Rank
2021 86.7 5th of 38
2020 77.2 16th of 38
2019 61.1 32nd of 39

Over the past two seasons, Murray has completed 75% of his passes when targeting DeAndre Hopkins for a 122.5 passer rating. It's one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in the NFL when both players are healthy.

• The Cardinals are currently +400 to win the NFC West, per DraftKings Sportsbook. PFF’s simulation gives the team a 24.7% probability of winning the division, an expected value of 4.7% compared to the listed odds.


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