The hand is slowly being tipped, because a tangled web definitely is being weaved. Or woven. Or whatever.
Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim on Tuesday claimed that a report that agent Erik Burkhardt accompanied quarterback Kyler Murray for a visit to the team was “false.” And, frankly, I have very good reason to believe that this contention is false. Which makes me very suspicious that the Cards are trying to throw as much dirt as they can on what would be evidence that the Cardinals have settled on Murray, and that they’re actively negotiating a contract with Burkhardt.
There’s good reason for the Cardinals to negotiate with Burkhardt, who also represents Cardinals coach Kliff Klingsbury. If the Cardinals want to be sure that Murray doesn’t ditch football for baseball either now or within the next four years, the Cardinals could tell Murray he won’t be the pick unless the simultaneously signs a deal with a Jameis Winston-style no-baseball clause.