The day has arrived.
After months of grueling speculation, the Arizona Cardinals are making Kyler Murray one of the highest paid players in the NFL.
Both sides have come to terms on a five-year, $230.5 million extension that includes $160 million guaranteed, according to sources from ESPN and the NFL Network. This deal will run through 2028, keeping Murray in the valley for the next several years.
The $46.1 million in average annual earnings makes Murray the second highest paid quarterback in the NFL only behind Green Bay Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers.
This past offseason has been a roller coaster of emotions from both sides. It was reported that Murray's agent, Erik Burkhardt, and General Manager Steve Keim worked tirelessly through last night to seal the deal this morning.
There were many questions in the past few months stemming from Kyler Murray scrubbing his social media of any Cardinals content, to his representation seeming unhappy with the pace of contract discussions to the blasphemous media fodder where certain talking heads felt compelled to create pot-stirring topics of potentially trading Murray to another team.
All of that is gone.
Kyler Murray will be under center for the Arizona Cardinals for a long time.
Here are some more details for Murray's lucrative pay day:
The Kansas City Chiefs are heading to State Farm Stadium to take on the Cardinals on September 11th for a Week One clash.