For the first time since news broke that Kyler Murray was disgruntled over his contract negotiations with the Arizona Cardinals, the team’s general manager — Steve Keim — commented on the speculation and let everyone know that this entire thing is speculation and nothing more.
Asked Thursday at a pre-draft news conference if Murray — who has made it clear that he’s not playing for the Cardinals without a new contract — could be traded, Keim’s reply was short and emphatic.
“Zero chance,” the GM said, which the quarterback seemingly is in agreement about.
Murray, himself, expressed Thursday that he sees his future in Arizona in response to comments by former Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Chase Edmonds on the “All Things Covered” podcast that they believed Murray would seek an exit from the franchise because of the team’s culture.
“I wanna win Super Bowls with the Cardinals, AZ is home,” Murray tweeted in response to the comments:
Keim said he has been in contact with Murray over the past week about the team’s draft plans.
“Yeah. He’s fun ’cause he’s so passionate about the game, he’s a football junkie, and that’s the kind of guys you like to have on your team,” he said.
He added: “I won’t tell you what his wish list is, but … he’s got one.”
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury also said he has been in contact with Murray.
“I think we both understand to keep it on a professional level. We just talk football. We talk how we can get better, schematically. X’s and O’s. He always wants to know about personnel. Who we’re bringing in, who we’re trying to sign, who we’re trying to draft. But it’s all about football,” he said.