NFL Offseason – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has agreed to a brand new five-year extension that makes him one of many richest gamers within the NFL. The deal goes from 2024 via 2028 and is price $230.5 million, which is $0.5 million greater than the deal Deshaun Watson obtained from the Cleveland Browns. There’s $160 million in assured cash. The annual worth of this deal is $46.1 million, which places Murray behind solely Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million yearly).
Murray was one of many prime quarterbacks within the league final 12 months by our superior metrics. He completed seventh in passing DVOA (vlue per play) and ninth in passing DYAR (complete worth). His speeding worth was unfavorable however that was solely as a result of fumbled snaps, and Murray had constructive speeding worth in earlier seasons. However his passing worth had by no means been as excessive because it was final 12 months. In 2020, for instance, Murray was simply fifteenth in passing DYAR and 18th in passing DVOA. Our KUBIAK projections for 2022 have Murray declining, partly due to regression to previous efficiency and partly due to the lack of DeAndre Hopkins for the primary a part of the season (and Christian Kirk for the complete season).
That being mentioned, you pay your guys once they come up for brand new contracts and you do not actually get to decide on the timing. In the event you take a look at Murray’s efficiency, separate from the gamers round him, is he a “win due to” quarterback or only a “you’ll be able to win with him” quarterback? He could also be on the backside of the “win due to” tier, however he is positively in that tier. And whenever you get an opportunity to pay these quarterbacks, you pay them.