Did Kyler Murray almost get traded to the Colts in 2022?
Last week, the Indianapolis Colts hinted at considering a trade for a young quarterback and it might have been Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Kyler Murray.
When there appeared to be some contract-related drama taking place between the Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray earlier this offseason, some teams wondered if the quarterback would ultimately wind up on the trade block. Among the teams that could have been interested in a deal for Murray, the Indianapolis Colts might have potentially considered making a trade for the quarterback.
Before they recently ended up with Matt Ryan as their new starting quarterback after a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, the Colts were exploring a number of different options to find a new starting signal-caller for the 2022 season.
During last week’s NFL owners meetings, Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay revealed that his team “flirted with a trade,” for a young passer, “that would have involved multiple first-rounders,” according to The Athletic’s Stephen Holder. Following these comments, HorseshoeHeroes.com’s Jaleel Grandberry believes that the young quarterback Irsay was referring to was Murray.
Were the Indianapolis Colts interested in traded for Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray?
As to why Grandberry thinks Murray was the young passer that the Colts’ owner was referring to in his comments last week, he explained that the Cardinals quarterback is the only young signal-caller that could’ve potentially been traded to Indianapolis for multiple first-round draft selections this offseason.
Some might point to Deshaun Watson as being another young quarterback who is worth multiple first-round picks in a trade. But the Houston Texans blocked the Colts from exploring any sort of deal involving Watson, so that’s how Grandberry landed on Murray.
If Murray was the one Irsay was referring to with his comments last week, then Arizona not trading their young quarterback for multiple first-round draft selections is a big sign that they are still very committed to him.
Cardinals fans shouldn’t have to worry about Murray getting traded to Indianapolis anytime soon though as the Colts just acquired Ryan and he is under contract until 2024.