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Kyler Murray signed a massive contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals last week and will remain with the organization that drafted him for the next five years.
The deal included an interesting detail, the NFL Network noted Monday: an “independent study clause.”
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The deal will force Murray to study game video on his own for at least four hours per game week. Teams can see if players are studying and watching movies on their tablets. Murray could potentially be in default on his guaranteed money if he doesn’t meet the study requirements.
Murray officially signed the contract early Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $230.5 million with $160 million guaranteed.
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The deal comes right 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 the NFC wild card round 34-11. The Rams won the Super Bowl.
Murray was the Cardinals’ first overall draft pick in 2019. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year that season. He has made two Pro Bowl appearances in three years total.
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In 46 games, he has thrown for 11,480 yards with 70 touchdown passes and 48 interceptions.