The Cardinals rookies arrived Thursday, and already more than half the draft class are signed to their contracts – including No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray.
Murray, second-round cornerback Byron Murphy, third-round defensive end Zach Allen, sixth-round wide receiver KeeSean Johnson, seventh-round offensive lineman Joshua Miles and seventh-round tight end Caleb Wilson all signed their initial NFL four-year deals.
"Everything I dreamed of," Murray said. "For me, being in Arizona and being a Cardinal, I can honestly say there is no place I'd rather be. It brings a smile to my face knowing I'll get the opportunity of a lifetime to quarterback this team. I just have to work toward that and earn that."
Murray’s contract comes with it a fifth-year team option for the 2023 season. His salary cap number was set at $6.39 million with a signing bonus of $23.59 million, figures that were locked in by the collective bargaining agreement.
"This is just the beginning," Murray said. "I plan to work as hard as I can, lead this team to a lot of wins and, hopefully, a lot of rings."
The rookies begin their minicamp Friday, with practices running through Sunday.
The signings mean five rookies in the Cardinals’ draft class still have to finalize their contracts: second-round wide receiver Andy Isabella, fourth-round wide receiver Hakeem Butler, fifth-round safety Deionte Thompson, sixth-round offensive lineman Lamont Gaillard and seventh-round defensive end Michael Dogbe.