Kyler Murray Shoots Down Trade Buzz: 'I Wanna Win Super Bowls with the Cardinals'

Erin WalshApril 21, 2022

Football: NFL Playoffs:  Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (1) in action, passing vs Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Inglewood, CA 1/17/2022 CREDIT: Kohjiro Kinno (Photo by Kohjiro Kinno/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X163910 TK1)
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Plenty of rumors surround Kyler Murray's status with the Arizona Cardinals, but it appears the quarterback is dedicated to remaining with the team. 

After former Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson suggested on the All Things Covered podcast that Murray wasn't going to wait around for the franchise to put the team in a position to be successful, the 24-year-old was quick to respond, tweeting Thursday that he wanted to win Super Bowls in Arizona. 

Kyler Murray @K1

I wanna win Super Bowls with the Cardinals, AZ is home. <a href="https://t.co/xwEw42uDBl">https://t.co/xwEw42uDBl</a>

Questions about Murray's status in Arizona began when he scrubbed his social media pages of any Cardinals-related content in February. Murray's agent later released a statement urging the franchise to lock him up to a long-term deal:

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

A statement from Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray’s agent, <a href="https://twitter.com/ErikBurkhardt?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ErikBurkhardt</a>: <a href="https://t.co/qsWGZIZ0jB">pic.twitter.com/qsWGZIZ0jB</a>

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero then reported on April 14 that the Cardinals had yet to make an offer to Murray and that other teams were monitoring the situation in hopes he might be available for trade. Pelissero added that it would "be a surprise" if Murray played on his current deal next season, which is set to pay him $5.5 million. 

Murray has not publicly requested a trade, and despite skipping voluntary OTAs this week, he recently mentioned that he was committed to remaining with the team. 

"I'm an Arizona Cardinal," Murray said, per Darren Urban of the team's website. "I've done nothing but give my all to the Cardinals and will continue to do that. I'm not really too worried about my future as a Cardinal."

In addition, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Thursday there is "zero chance" Murray will be traded, and the quarterback appeared to agree:

Kyler Murray @K1


While Murray and the Cardinals haven't found much postseason success since he was drafted first overall in 2019, the Oklahoma product has still been one of the more impressive quarterbacks in the NFL. 

Last season, Murray completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 3,787 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 14 games. He also rushed for 423 yards and five scores. 

However, it's unlikely he'll break into the top tier of highest-paid quarterbacks among Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.