Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals Coach, “prays” for Kyler Murray contract to be settled by training camp

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury, coach, wants quarterback Kyler MurrayThe team will resolve's contract situation before they reunite for training camp in late January.

Kingsbury, who was speaking Tuesday at Arizona's minicamp after his first day, said that he was praying before the training camp.

Kingsbury cast doubt on Murray's report on Tuesday's practice.

Kingsbury was not certain that Murray would show up to camp without a new contract. “That'd have been a Kyler query. However, I would personally love him to be there on the first day.

Murray is expected to make $5.5 million this season, and $29.7million next year after his fifth option for 2023 was taken up. Murray is seeking a deal that's comparable to the deals of top-tier quarterbacks such as the Kansas City ChiefsPatrick Mahomes, Buffalo BillsJosh Allen, Cleveland BrownsDeshaun Watson Dallas CowboysDak Prescott.

Kingsbury hopes that the agreement will set a new franchise record once it is completed. Kingsbury stated Tuesday that Murray is the “leader” of this franchise, a sentiment he has been repeating since Murray was drafted in 2019.

Kingsbury stated that Kingsbury was about to make him the highest-paid player of this franchise's past. “The guys know what he is capable of and whenever we can get the entire band out there, things pick up.”

Veteran center was the only one who didn't make it to Tuesday's mandatory practice. Rodney Hudson.

Kingsbury said Hudson's absence was not justified, but the coach didn't give any further details.

Kingsbury stated that they are working on something together. “We'll update you as soon as we have the information.”

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins He was able to move with the team during practice, even without a brace. This was after he had torn his MCL in December. He was able to walk and jog through drills easily.

Kingsbury stated that “he's close.” “He's not playing the first six week.”

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