Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said on Thursday that there is “zero chance” that the team will trade quarterback Kyler Murray this year.
Throughout the 2022 offseason, there has been a ton of speculation about current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and his future with the team.
Murray wants a lucrative contract extension before next season and some have felt that his demands might lead to the Cardinals trading him this year.
On Thursday, Arizona general manager Steve Keim made it very clear that the team’s No. 1 quarterback isn’t going anywhere. During his pre-draft press conference, Keim stated that there is “zero chance” that the Cardinals will trade Murray before next season.
Arizona Cardinals News: Should we believe Steve Keim when he says Kyler Murray will not be traded?
Considering how talented of a quarterback Murray is, it’s not too difficult to believe Keim when he says that Arizona won’t be trading their starting signal-caller.
However, this is the NFL, and what might be true one day does not necessarily mean that things can’t change in the future. For now, though, the Cardinals will be keeping Murray on their roster as the team prepares for the 2022 season.
During each of Arizona’s three years with Murray as their starting quarterback, the team has improved their record. Last season, the Cardinals and their young quarterback were able to earn a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Given Arizona’s consistent improvement with Murray under center each year, the quarterback would, unsurprisingly, like to be paid like he’s one of the best at his position.
Whether some believe he’s worth the money or not, the Cardinals don’t really have many other choices when it comes to their starting quarterback. If they move on from Murray, then they could potentially go back to square one and be stuck at the bottom of the NFL once again.
Currently, Murray as Arizona’s quarterback gives the team the best chance to succeed. Keim clearly knows this, which is why he made sure to let everyone know on Thursday that the Cardinals’ young sign-caller isn’t going anywhere.