In a very short period, Kyler Murray has emerged as an excellent quarterback, known for making too many records when he just a rookie. He is a player of Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) since 2019. Murray joined the team in 2019 when he signed a deal worth $35 million and has renewed it recently it for whopping $230.5 million with $160 million being guaranteed. Kyler Murray net worth 2023 is estimated to be around $45 million and with this upcoming contract it is expected to rise even higher. In this article, find the details about Kyler Murray net worth, personal life, salary, career, etc.
Kyler Murray Net Worth 2023
In 2023, Kyler Murray has an approximated net worth of around $45 million. He owns his massive net worth to his exceptional skills. He gets paid an annual income of about $3 million by being an American football quarterback in the NFL draft for Arizona Cardinals. Other than football, Murray’s income is also derived from his baseball organization salary, brand promotions and collaborations with various clubs.
|Profession||Football player (quarterback)|
|Net worth (2023)||$45 million|
Kyler Murray Biography
Kyler belongs to a family of athletes. His father, Kevin Murray, is a former quarterback at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986 and his uncle Calvin Murray is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. Even his cousin, Devin Duvernay, is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Murray is also an avid chess player, and he has said it has helped him become a better football player. Murray is an amazing chess player, and according to him it has helped him a lot in becoming a better football player. Both his cousin and his uncle are a University of Texas alumnus.
|NFL team||Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth||7 August 1997|
|School||The University of Oklahoma|
|Parents||Missy Murray (mother) Kevin Murray (father)|
Kyler Murray- High School, Football & Baseball
Murray played college football at Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior. In May 2014, he committed to Texas A&M University to play college football and college baseball. As a senior in 2014, he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year and also became the first player to be named Mr. Texas Football twice. Apart from football, Murray was also great at baseball and was among the topmost potential for the Major League Baseball draft in 2015. Murray also became the first player to be ever selected for both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and Under Armour All-America Football Game. Top media outlets including ESPN, Scout.com, and 247Sports had alreday ranked Murray as a five-star recruit and the best dual-threat quarterback in his class.
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Professional NFL Career of Kyler Murray
In January 2019, Murray announced that he will completely focus on his football career and will enter the 2019 NFL Draft, thus forgoing baseball. For some it was a mistake as they believed that Murray has limited stature relative to a typical NFL quarterback and should go for baseball career instead of football.
However, Murray was drafted first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft and become the shortest quarterback drafted in the first round. He played his first NFL game in September 2019 against the Detroit Lions. When the game ended in a 27–27 tie, Murray has finished with 308 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. With this, Kyler made just too many rookie records and he soon established himself as a star player.
In April 2022 the Cardinals picked up the fifth-year option on Murray’s contract and in July he signed a five-year contract extension to stay with the Cardinals. The deal was made at $230.5 million with $160 million being guaranteed. In the recent game against the Minnesota Vikings, Murray scored his 100th career touchdown, becoming the 12th fastest player to reach that milestone.
Records made by Kyler Murray with Cardinals
In his first season itself, Murray was named as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after he set multiple Cardinals franchise rookie quarterback records in his first match against Detroit Lions. Have a look at some of the that Cardinals franchise records made by Kyler Murray as a rookie.
- Most games started (16) and most wins (5) by a rookie quarterback
- Most pass attempts (542) and most pass completions (349) by a rookie
- Most yards per game by a rookie (232.6)
- Most rushing yards (544), most rushing yards per game (34) and most rushing touchdowns (4) by a rookie quarterback
- Most passing yards (3,722) and most passing touchdowns (20) by a rookie
- Highest passer rating by a starting rookie (87.4)
- Highest completion percentage (64.4%) by a rookie (at least 2 completions)
Kyler Murray Net Worth in Past Year
Here is the growth trend of Kyler Murray net worth over 5 years:
Being a star NFL player has been pretty awarding for Kyler Murray. He owns his current net worth to his excellent game.