Kyler Murray relationship with Arizona Cardinals 'copacetic' after QB's social media moves

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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Has the Kyler Murray social media saga with the Arizona Cardinals reached its conclusion?

The NFL Network's Jane Slater reported on Thursday that "everything is copacetic" in Arizona between the Cardinals and their franchise quarterback, Kyler Murray, and even hinted that the QB and team could be working toward a new deal.

"I've circled back with the Cardinals and this thing has buffed itself out," Slater said on the NFL Network. "In other words, everyone is on the same page and the goal here is to move forward. He's in the third year of his rookie contract and it's my understanding that they are working toward exercising either that fifth-year option or getting him a long-term deal like what we saw happen with the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen. Keep in mind that the Cowboys didn't exercise that and the price for Dak Prescott just kept going up and up and up and up. But it's my understanding that everything is copacetic in Arizona and things are moving forward and perhaps he's learned a valuable social media lesson, one that has taken me a few years to figure out."

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Murray is under contract next season and the Cardinals hold an option for him in 2023.

Speculation has run rampant, however, that the quarterback was not happy with his contract after he scrubbed his Instagram account of Cardinals content (and almost everything else) earlier this month.

That speculation turned into odds for his next team, and even speculation about potential trade partners with Arizona.

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Are things now good between Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals?'s Bucky Brooks weighed in on the situation with Murray and the Cardinals in the same segment with Slater on the NFL Network.

"There has to be something to this, because typically where there is smoke, there is fire," Brooks said. "There certainly are some concerns about Kyler Murray's leadership ability. So much of playing the quarterback position has less to do with the talent and the performance that you do in between the lines and more about how you make your team feel based on your leadership style. For Kyler Murray, the challenge is someone who is a little more quiet and to themselves, who is extremely talented. How do you connect with your teammates to make sure that they follow your lead? I think that is one of the things that Kyler Murray will have to continue to work on in the offseason. How can I connect with my team enough where I can be my authentic self while giving them what they need to trust me as the leader of the team."

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Slater hinted about some of the Cardinals' possible offseason plans in her appearance.

"What helps them, Bucky, is when you put leaders around them and one of the guys that has been successful for them this season has been their tight end Zach Ertz," Slater said. "He of course is a free agent, so they are going to try to get him back there, as well as running back James Conner.  Now, Christian Kirk, Chandler Jones, two players they'd also like to have back, sounds like those two might out price them. Those are going to be some of the things that they are working on in the offseason. They've also got to bolster that offensive line for Kyler Murray to keep him upright."

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