TEMPE, Ariz. —Picked up the quarterback The NFL combine's fifth-year option for ” was granted on Wednesday. This fulfilled the pledge made by Steve Keim earlier this year.
Murray, who was selected first overall in 2019, was to enter the last year of his rookie agreement, making him eligible to receive an extension. Murray's agent publicly stated that Murray wanted it sooner than expected.
Keim stated that the Cardinals would take Murray's option at the NFL combine in March. This was a day after Erik Burkhardt (Murray's agent) posted a tweet explaining how a detailed contract proposal had been sent to them.
Murray, 24 years old, was named rookie of the Year and is a two time Pro Bowler. He led the Cardinals' improvement in win totals each of his three seasons, and guided Arizona to the playoffs for first time since 2015.