The Arizona Cardinals don’t have pressure to extend Kyler Murray, but the clock is somewhat ticking.
Alex Clancy and Bo Brock, hosts of the Locked On Arizona Cardinals podcast, caught up with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and discussed a multitude of topics. Let’s get started.
Kyler Murray is entering year-three with the Cards. With a combined 37 touchdowns in 2020, he’s looking to make an even bigger leap with an even better supporting cast in 2021. So, extension time for the dynamic uprising star?
“It’s something that’s on the radar for them,” said Rapoport.
“You want to be like the Bills in Josh Allen,” said Rapoport. “You want to be like the Ravens with Lamar Jackson where you have a quarterback that’s so good who’s going to make money in the future and just have to sign him now just to mitigate how much money you’re going to pay.
The Cardinals are in a unique situation. Murray was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of 2018, the year prior to being a first overall pick with the Cardinals. Murray has stated that playing baseball is still open to him. General manager Steve Keim and company know there’s virtually no chance he 100% switches sports entirely. But if they “show him the money” before he thinks about baseball even further, the Cards could keep him to themselves.