Colin Cowherd: “Arizona has rightly agreed to a 5-year deal with Kyler Murray. I read all these stories about Kyler Murray’s ‘ceiling’. Who the hell knows what his ‘ceiling’ is? We don’t even know if he has the right coach yet. Here is what you have to ask yourself with elite talent… what are you WITHOUT them? If you get somebody who is really, really talented and his numbers have gotten better three years in a row, that again in a tough division, that again with a head coach many of you don’t think is anything more than a glorified college coach, YOU PAY HIM, I don’t care what the salary is. Arizona is irrelevant in chaos and lousy without him. Once you know someone is great, pay them early because the salaries are just going up. Kyrie Murray at five years, $46 million per, in three years you’re going to go ‘oh, he’s the sixth-highest paid quarterback in the league.’ Arizona was TERRIBLE without him three years ago. What you don’t want to do in this league is to drive to the facility Monday-Friday, or the stadium on Sunday knowing you have very little chance to win. If Kyler Murray is your quarterback you can win every game potentially. He can make plays that others can't and he’s the closest thing to Russell Wilson. It doesn’t mean they’re going to win the Super Bowl and it doesn’t mean they’re going to win playoff games, it means they’re relevant, they’re viable, and they ‘could’ win a Super Bowl. I have them making the playoffs, I have them finishing second in the NFC West, and I think they could win the division. In the context of paying people, I don’t think these numbers [5 years, $230 million, $160 million guaranteed] are that outrageous. I don’t think it’s ‘team-friendly’, but I think this is a pretty good deal. I think if Kyler waited a year he could have gotten more, but in the end, he is a smaller athlete, he has been dinged up a couple times, I think Kyler getting the money now is probably a smart play.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd react to the breaking news of Kyler Murray signing a 5-year, $230.5 million extension with the Cardinals.
Check out the video above as Colin explains why he thinks the deal is good for both sides.