As Kyler Murray’s contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals makes the buzz, new reports show something very concerning.
As with most contracts, the devil is in the details.
This contract between the QB star and his team is no different.
After a long and drawn-out offseason of contract talks, the pair finally reached an agreement before the end of July.
However, a little something in Murray’s contract shows the Cardinals lack confidence in their QB.
So why do they lack confidence in him and what is in his contract that shows this lack of confidence?
Murray’s contract void if he doesn’t study movie shows, they don’t trust him
When the Cardinals added a mandatory independent film study of Murray every week, it shows they don’t trust him.
I have a lot to say about Kyler Murray and this UNPRECEDENTED “Independent Study” addendum 🤦🏽♂️
The organization does not trust him??
Did they deliberately add video game language? ?
The ENTIRE contract can be cancelled! ?#FullCourtPressPodcast is ready for an interesting discussion – Nana pic.twitter.com/ieeeySb6sW
— The Full Court Press Podcast (@FCP_Podcast2203) July 26, 2022
This is unheard of and also a first in the NFL for a player of his status.
However, it looks like the Cardinals QB is up for it in his contract, and we’re not talking about video games.
There’s no way he wouldn’t know that before signing, so it would show he’s not worried about it being part of his contract.
But if he didn’t, then he could be in a world of trouble.
While contract language is now the newest buzz with him, it should be about how he fares in the 2022 NFL season.
Will studying film give Murray the edge he’s been missing in the games?
If the problem with the Cardinals starting QB has been a lack of film study, could he do those four hours of study to help?
Looking at how much of a help it has been for Tom Brady over his career, it could give him an edge.
However, it all hinges on his ability to take that cinematic knowledge and apply it on the football pitch.
A decision to force him to watch a movie would be of no use if he didn’t retain the knowledge he had learned while doing so.
It’s like being back in high school for Murray.
But the ratings will come from his wins and losses over the course of the season.
It could give him that push to get his first MVP title, something he was a contender for at the start of the 2021 NFL season.
There’s a reason Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray are top contenders for Coach of the Year and MVP.
They came to AZ after the 2018 season to revive the team’s attack.
Below is where the Cards offense finished 2018 compared to where they ranked in 2021 (over 9 games): pic.twitter.com/y6qKsQ6jhF
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) November 10, 2021
With the weapons he has in attack, this cinematic study part of his contract could be what he needs in 2022.
Are the Cardinals potential Super Bowl contenders?
With the Cardinals still a long way to go before they become Super Bowl contenders, they’re priming the pump on a run.
However, this will force the team to revamp their defense after this season and keep Murray’s guns up front.
But with this extra part of Murray’s contract coming out, some feel like they have a better chance than before.
With 2022 seeing the Cardinals with plenty of top talent, it’s easy to see them being contenders.
While they have the pieces there, they need them to work together to make this Super Bowl dream a reality one day.