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Kyler Murray wants to be the franchise quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals and sign a long-term deal with the team. Seems like Murray and the Cardinals are on the same page right? 

Murray's agent, Erik Burkhardt, made the relationship between quarterback and team even more interesting. Burkhardt posted a letter he wrote to the Cardinals organization Monday, indicating Murray wants to be the Cardinals' long-term quarterback and wants to win the Super Bowl -- a powerful message to the franchise as he seeks to get a new deal done with his client (the italicized and bolded parts of the letter have been maintained below).

"Looking ahead, Kyler believes that in order to consistently compete for championships -- and ultimately deliver The Valley their first Super Bowl in 33+ years -- there needs to be long-term stability for both the organization and himself. To overtly communicate Kyler's desire to be the Cardinals' long-term QB, we sent a detailed contract proposal to the organization. 

"It was important to Kyler this this proposal reflected all of the following: Provide financial protection, is in line with the current QB market that compares his results alongside relevant comps, lowers his 2022-23 salary cap number to allow the Cardinals to re-sign other deserving teammates and add additional free agents and most importantly represents a real commitment from the organization to see if their ultimate goals align with his two above (consistently competing for championships and Kyler being their QB). 

"Actions speak much louder than words in this volatile business."

Burkhardt wants a long-term deal for Murray this offseason in what appears to be an unprecedented move for a quarterback who has been in the league only three years. All this comes after a recent social media post by Murray, who said: "All of this nonsense is not what I'm about, never has been, never will be. Anyone who has ever stepped between those lines with me knows how hard I go. Love me or hate me but I'm going to continue to grow and get better." 

Murray posted a picture in a Cardinals uniform, signaling that things are now in a good place with the organization. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill told Arizona Sports 98.7-FM on Friday that he spoke to Murray on Thursday night: "Put me in the corner of 'I love him' and I know he's going to get better."

Things appeared to be on good terms between Murray and the Cardinals as the quarterback heads into the final year of his rookie deal, with his fifth-year option looming. There's a reason for Murray to seek a massive extension with the franchise, based on his performance after three seasons in the league. 

Murray has completed 66.9% of his passes for 11,480 yards and 70 touchdowns to 34 interceptions in three seasons with the Cardinals, while rushing for 1,786 yards and 20 touchdowns. Murray and Cam Newton are the only players in NFL history with 10,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards after their first three seasons. He and Newton are also the only players with 10,000 passing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns after their first three seasons. 

Murray, Newton and Josh Allen are the only quarterbacks with 20 rushing touchdowns after their first three seasons. His 1,786 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a quarterback after his first three seasons. He's the only quarterback in league history with 70 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns after his first three seasons. 

The Cardinals were a 3-13 team when Murray arrived and the team's win total has improved every year he's been with the franchise. Murray has some leverage here, in spite of the Cardinals' late-season collapses.

Whether the Cardinals give into Murray's agents' demands will be resolved in the coming weeks. If not, Murray may be in a different uniform -- or may not play at all -- in 2022.