The Arizona Cardinals haven’t loved a quiet offseason since their playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 17.
Beginning quarterback Kyler Murray scrubbed his social media accounts of any point out of the Cardinals and unfollowed the crew in February, and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo (h/t Jeremy Bergman) reported later that month Arizona desires “Murray to take a step ahead in quite a lot of areas,” particularly relating to his “maturity, physique language on the sideline, having an even bigger voice together with his teammates, and management.”
On Monday, Erik Burkhardt, Murray’s agent, generated headlines with a statement that basically put it on the Cardinals to lock the first-overall choose of the 2019 NFL Draft down by way of an extension this spring or summer season. Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Tuesday that “our long-term objective right here is to have Kyler be our quarterback,” and normal supervisor Steve Keim added he hasn’t spoken to Murray since Burkhardt’s assertion went public.
“I feel it is an agent doing his job,” Keim defined, in response to Bergman. “All people has completely different types. … It’s important to perceive that individuals have other ways of approaching issues, and I respect that. You possibly can’t get caught up in taking issues private. It’s a enterprise. You will have to have the ability to separate the enterprise and private facet of it.”
As had been anticipated, Keim mentioned the Cardinals plan to choose up the fifth-year possibility connected to Murray’s rookie contract, a transfer that would not matter a lot within the grand scheme of issues if the franchise signed the two-time Professional Bowl choice to an extension later this 12 months. Keim additionally remarked that he would not consider the 24-year-old would threaten to take a seat out any significant video games if he would not obtain what he feels to be a deserved contract earlier than Week 1 in September.
Per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN, Keim refused to say if he felt a necessity to present Murray an extension earlier than the 2022 marketing campaign.
“I instructed you I will not get into that,” Keim responded to a query on the topic.