Monday, February 6

How Kyler Murray and the Cardinals agreed on a contract extension

The statement sounded wild at the time, and it was.

The all-caps missive from agent Erik Burkhardt, on behalf of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, made clear the 24-year-old wanted the franchise to more aggressively put together a championship roster, and that he wanted the franchise to commit to him personally long-term. It came the morning most of the league arrived at the scouting combine. It landed like a neutron bomb and, eventually, it served its purpose.

Or, more specifically, two purposes.

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