It seems Cardinals’ quarterback Kyle Murray could be on the move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Mike Evans seems to be playing a pivotal role to make that move happen. The question now is will that move ever happen? Total Pro Sports says that Mike Evans after the Pro Bowl hopped on social media and heaped praises on Kyler Murray after the duo connected for a touchdown pass.
“Always wanted to catch a pass from the Texas legend @k1,” Evans said tagging Murray in the Instagram Story post. Murray later reposted Evans’ comments on his own Instagram Story.
That may seem harmless any other year, but it happens during the same week where Kyler Murray had his social media accounts scrubbed free of any mention of the Arizona Cardinals. This has sparked speculation that Murray may be unhappy in Arizona.
The only way the Buccaneers have a chance to pull off a deal for Murray is if the quarterback demanded a trade from the Cardinals. That doesn’t appear like it will happen, so he will enter the final year of his contract and is due for a sizable raise from his $965,000 salary for 2022.
Without a viable QB under center, the Bucs are slated to be right back where they were before Tom Brady showed up to town. They do have an option in bringing back a familiar face in Jameis Winston, who will certainly get paid this offseason.
It is likely that Murray is just trying to make waves because he wants a long-term contract. He has no leverage at the moment and I doubt he is going to retire after only a couple of years in the league. This is much ado about nothing.
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