Rumors of the Arizona Cardinals taking former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray have been swirling ever since Kliff Kingsbury was named the team’s head coach.  As the draft approaches, those rumors have only intensified.

The latest rumor is that the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and the Cardinals could already have started contract negotiations.  Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio points to the only pre-draft visit that included Murray’s agent was his visit to Arizona.

Are the Cardinals negotiating a contract with Burkhardt for Murray?

With the team and the league (and the networks that will broadcast the draft) having a clear interest in keeping Arizona’s plans for the first pick under wraps, no one will be saying whether talks on a four-year deal are occurring. But it would make sense for the Cardinals to want to get Murray signed to an agreement that includes a no-baseball clause before putting his name on the first 2019 draft card.

It certainly makes sense.  Why beat around the bush if you know you want to draft a guy and you have the number one overall pick?  You might as well get on the same page before draft day.

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