Chiefs’ Week 1 opponent lock up star quarterback on long-term deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 1 opponent made a move to lock up their franchise quarterback long-term.

The Arizona Cardinals have extended QB Kyler Murray on a five-year deal as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this is a $230.5 million deal that includes $160 million guaranteed over those five years. It makes Murray the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL in terms of per year average and it comes after a tumultuous offseason between the team and Murray.

Back in February, Murray scrubbed his social media channels and unfollowed the Cardinals. Many assumed at the time that this had something to do with long-term contract negotiations. During offseason workouts, he has been present and engaged, which likely led to an amicable deal between both sides.

It’s safe to say that with this new deal, Murray and the Cardinals won’t have a contract dispute that bleeds over into the regular season. He’ll head to training camp with a fresh deal and the ability to focus solely on football ahead of Week 1.