arizona cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray He had a frustrating season after he agreed to a $160 million guaranteed five-year extension in the offseason.

After losing to the eventual super bowl champions In the 2021 wild card round, a lot was expected of Murray and the Cardinals in 2022.

Quarterback Kyler Murray leaves a news conference at Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on February 16, 2023 in Tempe. (Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

But Arizona started the year 4-8 before Murray tore his ACL in a Week 14 loss to the New England Patriots, with the Cardinals ending the season at 4-13.

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Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was fired, and the Cardinals hired a new head coach and general manager to get the most out of their franchise quarterback.

Free agent offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum, who spent the past three seasons in Arizona, joined Arizona Sports 98.7 this week and said Murray still has work to do to be a «man’s leader.»

«Grow up,» Beachum said when asked what Murray must do to be great.

Kelvin Beachum of the Arizona Cardinals during the San Francisco 49ers game at Azteca Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Kelvin Beachum of the Arizona Cardinals during the San Francisco 49ers game at Azteca Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Sean M Haffey/Getty Images)

«Be a man and grow up. It’s not complicated. You have to be a leader of men. Period.»

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Beachum said that while Murray is still «growing up» and possesses all the tools to be a great leader, the process of becoming a great leader is not complete.

«I didn’t say he lacks leadership. I just think he needs to grow up a bit,» Beachum continued. «And I think if he has the ability and the will to grow, he’ll be fine. He was paid for a reason. He was paid for his talent and he has the ability to lead.»

«It’s just that when you’re in that position, we need you to lead more. You’re the face of the franchise. You have to lead more. You have to lead in every leadership capacity. And that’s what they look for in a franchise quarterback.»

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray walks off the field after the Los Angeles Chargers game on November 27, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray walks off the field after the Los Angeles Chargers game on November 27, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Murray’s contract was a major topic of conversation in the offseason, as it was discovered to contain an «independent study» clause, which reportedly required him to study game film at least four hours per game week. The stipulation was later removed after fierce backlash.

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Now it will be until the first year. head coach jonathan gannon to get the most out of Murray.

«Kyler is his own individual. He’s his own person,» Beachum said. «He plays his own drum. Which has made him who he is today. But at the end of the day, you have to be able to lead an entire organization. You have to lead a team.»

«And there’s a lot of weight on his shoulders. He’s young. But that comes with the territory. And that comes with being a franchise quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. You’re tasked with being that leader.»