On Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of their first overall pick in the 2019 draft, quarterback Kyler Murray. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the signing.

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Murray’s contract, as reported by Schefter, is the typical four-year rookie deal with a fifth-year option. Prior to the draft, Spotrac estimated the top overall selection would net a four-year deal worth approximately $34.9 million, with a signing bonus of $23.4 million. The Cardinals have reportedly agreed to a contract worth $35.1 million with a $23.5 million signing bonus. Not bad for having never played a down of football in the NFL.

Since the 2011 CBA agreement, rookie contracts have been less than suspenseful, since contracts follow a draft slot scale. Most first round selection receive a fully guaranteed contract, with the team option of a fifth season.

– Ryan Adverderada is the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Cardinals. Like and follow on and Facebook.

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