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Report: Murray Not Expected To Play This Season Without New Deal
Kyler Murray is adamant about getting a new contract before hitting the field for the 2022 season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that Murray is not expected to play unless he gets a new deal, per sources informed of the decision.

The Cardinals have yet to make a contract offer to Murray, whose agent, Erik Burkhardt, informed the team weeks ago he was pulling his opening proposal off the table, Pelissero added.

As's Kevin Patra reminded readers, it's been a drama-filled offseason for Murray and the Cards, beginning after the Pro Bowl when Murray scrubbed his social media of Cardinals photos. The team replied in kind before the sides later reconciled, hoping to move forward. Murray noted last month he wasn't worried about his future as a Cardinal.

Since, however, there have apparently been no strides made toward a new deal, with Murray set to make around $5.5 million in the fourth year of his rookie contract.

After watching Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr sign contracts extensions worth $40 million or more per year in the past month, Murray wants his payday.

The Cardinals have insisted they don't plan to trade the former No. 1 overall pick, so we could be in for a lengthy staring match heading toward training camp in late July.

Murray has been named to the last two Pro Bowls. While the Cardinals did improve to 11-6 and earn a postseason berth after finishing 8-8 last year, they collapsed toward the end of the season. They lose four of their last five regular-season games and were not competitive in a loss to the Rams in the wild card round.

In 14 games, Murray completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 3,787 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2021. He also rushed for 423 yards with five TDs.

We'll continue to watch for more.