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Cardinals Have Reportedly Made Decision On Kyler Murray

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 25: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray have not agreed to a long-term contract extension, but the team's latest decision conceivably buys them some more time to do so.

Arizona will pick up Murray's fifth-year option before the May 6 deadline, which would guarantee him a salary of $28 million in 2023. According to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, the two sides are "expected to eventually agree" to a reworked contract extension this summer.

Worst-case scenario though, Murray could play the 2023 season for the Cardinals on his fifth-year option, unless he wanted to hold out or demand a trade.

The topic of Murray's contract has been a prominent one this offseason. There's been ongoing drama between the 2019 No. 1 overall pick and the team, but the Cardinals have repeatedly said they don't intend to trade Murray.

Last week, Murray also tried to make it clear he wants to stay in Arizona.

“I wanna win Super Bowl with the Cardinals, AZ is home,” he said in response to comments from former Cardinals star Patrick Peterson suggesting that the 2019 Rookie of the Year quarterback wants out.

It had been reported that Murray and his camp had set a deadline of Thursday's NFL Draft to receive a long-term offer from the Cardinals, but perhaps today's news changes that timeframe.