Kyler Murray

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Cardinals, QB Age: 25-16d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2019 College: Oklahoma Agent(s): Erik Burkhardt (Roc Nation Sports)
Breaking Down Kyler Murray's Extension
The Cardinals made Kyler Murray the 2nd highest average paid player in NFL history, including the 2nd most guarantees ever as well. Our deep dive into the facts & figures of his new contract. READ ON

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  • Current Contract

    Kyler Murray signed a 5 year, $230,500,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $29,035,000 signing bonus, $160,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $46,100,000. In 2022, Murray will earn a base salary of $965,000 and a signing bonus of $29,035,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,669,481 and a dead cap value of $110,197,481.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $230,500,000
    Signing Bonus $29,035,000
    Average Salary $46,100,000
    Total Guarantees $160,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $104,300,000
    Free Agent: 2029 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 25 $965,000 $11,704,481 - - - $12,669,481 $110,197,481 $30,000,000($30,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $110,197,481 2022 Cap Savings: $-97,528,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $70,932,481 2022 Cap Savings: $-58,263,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $50,969,481 2023 Dead Cap: $59,228,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-38,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,704,481 2023 Dead Cap: $59,228,000 2022 Cap Savings: $965,000
    2023 Contract details by year 26 $2,000,000 $5,807,000 - $7,200,000 $1,000,000 $16,007,000 $97,528,000 $39,000,000($69,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $97,528,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-81,521,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $59,228,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-43,221,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $51,307,000 2024 Dead Cap: $46,221,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-35,300,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2024 Dead Cap: $46,221,000 2023 Cap Savings: $3,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 27 $37,000,000 $5,807,000 $850,000 $7,200,000 $1,000,000 $51,857,000 $81,521,000 $38,850,000($107,850,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $81,521,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-29,664,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $46,221,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,636,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $48,307,000 2025 Dead Cap: $33,214,000 2024 Cap Savings: $3,550,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2025 Dead Cap: $33,214,000 2024 Cap Savings: $38,850,000
    2025 Contract details by year 28 $18,000,000 $5,807,000 $12,750,000 $7,200,000 $1,857,500 $45,614,500 $33,214,000 $32,607,500($140,457,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $33,214,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,400,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $33,214,000 2025 Cap Savings: $12,400,500 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2026 Dead Cap: $20,207,000 2025 Cap Savings: $32,607,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2026 Dead Cap: $20,207,000 2025 Cap Savings: $32,607,500
    2026 Contract details by year 29 $22,835,000 $5,807,000 $17,850,000 $7,200,000 $1,857,500 $55,549,500 $20,207,000 $42,542,500($183,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $20,207,000 2026 Cap Savings: $35,342,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $20,207,000 2026 Cap Savings: $35,342,500 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $42,542,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $13,007,000 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $42,542,500
    2027 Contract details by year 30 $19,500,000 - $15,035,000 $7,200,000 $1,800,000 $43,535,000 $7,200,000 $36,335,000($219,335,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2027 Cap Savings: $36,335,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2027 Cap Savings: $36,335,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $36,335,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $7,200,000 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Cap Savings: $36,335,000

    Potential Out: 2028, 6 yr, $219,335,000; $0 dead cap

    2028 Contract details by year 31 $34,000,000 - $10,550,000 - $1,800,000 $46,350,000 - $46,350,000($265,685,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $46,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $46,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $46,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $0 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $46,350,000
    2029 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $104.3M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary/option & workout bonus + $35.3M of 2024 salary)
    • $18M 2025 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2024 (injury at signing)
    • $22.935M 2026 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 (injury at signing)
    • $19.5M 2027 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2026
    • 2023 Option Bonus: $36M (guaranteed, due the 10th league day of 2023)
    • 2025 90 Man Roster Bonus: $11.9M (fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2024, injury at signing)
    • 2026 90 Man Roster Bonus: $17M (fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025, injury at signing)
    • 2027 90 Man Roster Bonus: $14.185M (due the 5th league day of 2027)
    • 2028 90 Man Roster Bonus: $7.7M (due the 5th league day of 2028)
    • 2028 Training Camp Bonus: $2M
    • 2023-2024 Workout Bonus: $1M
    • 2025-2026 Workout Bonus: $1.8575M
    • 2027-2028 Workout Bonus: $1.8M
    • 2024-2028 Per Game Active Bonus: $50,000 ($850,000)
    • Incentives: $7.5M  ($1.5M annually)
      600 Rush Yards + 6 Rush TDS: $750,000
      70% Regular Season snaps + 70% NFC Championship Snaps + NFC Champ win: $750,000


    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2022Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $35,658,014
    Signing Bonus $23,589,924
    Average Salary $8,914,504
    Total Guarantees $35,658,014
    Guaranteed at Signing $35,658,014
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2019 Player Cash Earnings OROY $495,000 $23,589,924 - - - - $34,370 $24,119,294
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $675,000 - $1,508,120 - - - $77,732 $2,260,852
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - $3,016,240 - - - - $3,866,240
    3 seasons $2,020,000 $23,589,924 $4,524,360 - - - $112,102 $30,246,386
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $965,000 $29,035,000 - - - - - $30,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $1,000,000 - $36,000,000 - $39,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $37,000,000 - $850,000 $1,000,000 - - - $38,850,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - $12,750,000 $1,857,500 - - - $32,607,500
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $22,835,000 - $17,850,000 $1,857,500 - - - $42,542,500
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 - $15,035,000 $1,800,000 - - - $36,335,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $34,000,000 - $10,550,000 $1,800,000 - - - $46,350,000
    $136,320,000 $52,624,924 $61,559,360 $9,315,000 - $36,000,000 $112,102 $295,931,386
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,020,000 $23,589,924 $4,524,360 - - - $112,102 $30,246,386
  • Transactions

    Jul 21 2022Signed a 5 year $230.5 million contract extension with Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 27 2022Arizona (ARI) exercised a $29.703 million option for 2023
    May 9 2019Signed a 4 year $35.6 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 25 2019Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 1 (#1 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Kyler Murray ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 ARI 14 14 14 939 80.1 481 333 69.2 3787 270.50 24 10 100.55 88 423 5 13 300.48
    2020 ARI 16 16 16 1103 97.5 558 375 67.2 3971 248.19 26 12 94.31 133 819 11 9 378.74
    2019 ARI 16 16 16 1025 96.2 542 349 64.4 3722 232.63 20 12 87.43 93 544 4 5 285.28
    Totals 46 46 46 3,067 - 1,581 1,057 66.9 11,480 249.57 70 34 - 314 1,786 20 27 964.50
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 6 yrs, $260,705,610
    • Avg. Salary: $43,450,935
    • NFL Rank: 4
    • QB Rank: 4

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2024
    • Avg. Salary: $8,914,504
    • NFL Rank: 236
    • QB Rank: 20

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Kyler Murray to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Josh Allen 6 $258,034,000 $43,005,667 25
    Dak Prescott 4 $160,000,000 $40,000,000 27
    Patrick Mahomes 10 $450,000,000 $45,000,000 24
    Deshaun Watson 5 $230,000,000 $46,000,000 26
    Averages 6.3 $274,508,500 $43,921,360 25.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Murray's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    8 $350,486,728 $43,810,841


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Murray statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Passing Yards, Passing Touchdowns, Passing Interceptions, Passing Attempts, Completion %, Passer Rating, Rushing Yards, Rushing Touchdowns, Rating

    Player GP% Pass Yds/GM Pass TD/GM Pass Int/GM Pass Att/GM Pass Comp% Pass Rat Rush Yds/GM Rush TD/GM Rating
    Josh Allen 2019-2020, BUF 100 238.53 1.78 0.59 32.28 64.01 96.24 29.09 0.53 77.25
    Dak Prescott 2019-2020, DAL 65.63 321.81 1.86 0.71 38.95 66.56 99.66 17.62 0.29 82.75
    Patrick Mahomes 2018-2019, KC 93.75 304.27 2.53 0.57 35.47 65.97 109.58 16.33 0.13 88.65
    Deshaun Watson 2019-2020, CLE 96.88 279.84 1.9 0.61 33.52 68.75 105.18 27.65 0.32 86.45
    Average 89.07 286.11 2.02 0.62 35.06 66.32 102.67 22.67 0.32 83.78
    Kyler Murray 2020-2021 90.91 258.6 1.67 0.73 34.63 68.22 97.43 41.4 0.53 83.6
    % Change 2.07% -9.62% -17.33% -17.74% -1.23% 2.86% -5.10% 20.66% 16.41% -0.21%
    Median Prime % Change -0.72%
    Average Prime % Change -0.92%


    Calculated Market Value: Kyler Murray

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    6 years, $260,705,610 $43,450,935