Kyler Murray’s Cardinals teammates confident in QB’s work ethic, knowledge for game

Kyler Murray’s Cardinals teammates confident in QB’s work ethic, knowledge for game

Published July 27, 2022
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Following news Monday that Murray’s contract extension with the Cardinals included a clause mandating “independent study” each game week, Arizona tight end Zach Ertz and safety Budda Baker backed their quarterback’s focus and aptitude for the game.

“Anytime I brought up questions about how their defense was playing certain techniques or whatever, he knew what I was talking about,” Ertz said Tuesday, via the team website’s Darren Urban. “From my standpoint, I’m not in there watching film with him, obviously … but anytime I wanted to talk about certain techniques they were doing or something I saw based on my study, he was on the same page with me the majority of the time.”

Murray officially signed his five-year, $230.5 million extension on Monday and with it came the revelation that there was an addendum stating he was required to complete at least four hours of independent study each game week during the season throughout the course of his deal.