Last week, the Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Kyler Murray to a five-year, $230.5 million extension that includes $160 million in guarantees.
The deal came when Murray had two years remaining (including the fifth-year option) on his rookie pact.
On one hand, it will keep Murray with Arizona through 2028 at a reasonable rate.
He is now the league's second-highest-paid quarterback in terms of annual value, but rates are only going to go up.
By extending Murray now instead of in two years, the Cardinals could have saved millions.
On the other hand, though, it was risky. Murray is a two-time Pro Bowler, but he has a 22-23-1 record and is 0-1 in the playoffs.
Arizona decided to pay him like an elite quarterback without knowing if he will become one.
Let's see if Murray lives up to the deal.
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