Cardinals say QB Kyler Murray focused on football

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Sports

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — Kyler Murray has made it no secret he enjoys video games, including the popular “Call of Duty” franchise.Tight end Zach Ertz said the franchise quarterback also knows he has a duty to study his playbook.Ertz believes Murray’s love of video games and can be balanced, no matter what unique addendums are in Murray’s new $230.5 million contract that could keep him in the desert through the 2028 season.“Kyler knows the playbook better than anyone on this team,” Ertz said Tuesday, when the Cardinals reported for preseason camp. “He’s been in the system a long period of time. Ultimately, I’m happy he signed a deal that he’s happy about. “I wasn’t there for the process, that’s way above my pay grade, but it seems like he’s in a really good place mentally.”Murray finalized his five-year deal last week but it received renewed attention on Monday, when NFL Network first reported that Murray’s new contract included an “independent study” clause.It says the quarterback must study at least four hours each week during the season for Arizona’s upcoming game and that he can’t be distracted by “watching television, playing video games or browsing the internet.”Fourth-year coach Kliff Kingsbury made it sound like the study addendum wasn’t his i …

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