Kyler Murray’s contract extension with the Cardinals includes interesting nuggets

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Kyler Murray signed a massive contract extension with Arizona Cardinals last week, and he will remain with the organization that drafted him for the next five years.

The agreement included an interesting detail, the NFL Network reported Monday — an “independent study clause.”

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May 7, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in attendance during UFC 274 at Footprint Center.
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deal will force the dead At least four hours per week on my own to study sports film. Teams can see whether players are reading and watching a movie on their tablet. Murray could potentially be in default of his guaranteed funding if he fails to meet the study requirements.

Murray officially signed the contract on Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $230.5 million with $160 million guaranteed.

2 January 2022;  Arlington, Texas, USA;  Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) crashed out in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

2 January 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) crashed out in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
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The deal came at the start of Murray’s fourth season with the Cardinals. He made his first playoff appearance during the 2021 season after an 11–6 season.

The team lost to the Los Angeles Rams in NFC wild-card round 34–11. The Rams won the Super Bowl.

die number 1. Were The Cardinals’ overall draft pick in 2019. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year that season. He has made two Pro Bowl appearances in a total of three years.

FILE - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray throws a pass as he attends practice at the NFL football team's practice facility on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Tempe, Ariz.

FILE – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray throws a pass as he attends practice at the NFL football team’s practice facility on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Tempe, Ariz.
(AP photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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In 46 games, he has been thrown for 11,480 yards with 70 touchdown passes and 48 interceptions.