The Arizona Cardinals are in a tricky spot with quarterback Kyler Murray. The team extended Murray but is also in line for top quarterback prospects Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. Many analysts have wondered whether the team will try and trade Murray to take the cheaper quarterback. One NFL executive thinks this is impossible.
Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray Contract Untradeable?
Jeff Howe of The Athletic wrote an article about Murray and talked to NFL executives about the possibility of a trade. “That’s just not a tradeable contract,” one NFL executive said. Another added, “Moving that contract is problematic.” Murray signed a five-year, $230.5 million contract extension that runs through 2028. His $35.3 million guaranteed next season makes him difficult to move. A trade would involve another team taking on a significant part of his salary. “As another team, why would I do that?” an executive told Howe. “They’d probably just cut him.”
What Should The Cardinals Do?
Ultimately, if the team wants to move Murray and another team wants him badly, they can make it work. However, there is also a world where the Cardinals decide to go with another player besides a quarterback. If they do end up with a top pick, they could decide to trade out, getting a king’s ransom and taking a skill position player later. There is still plenty of season left and the Cardinals will get a good look at Murray as he returns to the lineup.
The Arizona Cardinals will have a decision with Kyler Murray. They have options but a decision is coming fast.