49ers opponent No. 4: Kyler Murray
Quarterback Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is up for a contract extension this offseason. Whether he gets one or not is another question.
Although Murray has not got his first playoff win yet, he has been excellent through his first three seasons.
In 2019, the No. 1 overall draft pick won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. In 2020, he followed that season up with a Pro Bowl selection. In 2021, his Cardinals were the No. 1 team in the league for a good portion of the season. Murray would end up leading them to their first playoff berth in the past six seasons and then would be selected to the Pro Bowl last year as well.
Murray also beat the 49ers in his one game against them in 2021 (he was injured for their second matchup).
Barring any injuries, Murray will be a handful for the Niners for two games in 2022.