The NFL Network reported Monday that Kyler Murray’s new contract with the Arizona Cardinals includes a striking supplement: The quarterback will be required to complete a minimum of four hours of “independent study” per game week during the season.
The “independent study” indicates that Murray will study materials provided to him by the team to prepare for the upcoming match, according to the contract. Time spent in mandatory team meetings does not count toward independent study time.
“The player will not receive any credit for independent study for any period in which the player does not personally study the material provided in good faith,” the contract reportedly states. For the avoidance of doubt, the Player will not receive any credit for independent study in connection with any period of time during which any Material is displayed or any Material is played on an iPad or other electronic device if (a) the Player does not study the Material or view it by himself while it is being viewed or played or (b) the player engages in any other activity that may distract him/her (for example, watching television, playing video games, or surfing the Internet) while viewing or playing this material.”
A breach of the supplement may result in a default of the contract.
Murray, who turns 25 in August, Agreed to a five-year extension With the Cardinals until 2028, the team announced on July 21. The deal is worth $230.5 million and includes a guaranteed $160 million, according to the NFL Network.
for him Contract Negotiation It turned public during the depression season when, after the Pro Bowl, Murray washed his social media accounts for the Cardinals’ references. Soon after, the quarterback’s agent released a statement questioning Arizona’s commitment to winning. Word leaked out that the Cardinals might have concerns about Murray’s maturity and leadership.
Murray, the number one pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, has been a major influential player at Arizona State since his arrival at the franchise. It was thrown for 11,480 yards with 70 touchdowns and 34 interceptions, along with 1,786 rushing yards and 20 rushing dodges.
He’s a two-time Pro Bowl pick and has seen his passer rating improve in each of his first three seasons – 87.4 in 2019, 94.3 in 2020 and 100.6 in 2021.
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