Patrick Peterson ripped Kyler Murray letting everyone know that he doesn’t care about anyone except himself via the New York Post;
Kyler Murray only cares about Kyler Murray.
That’s according to Patrick Peterson, who played with Murray on the Cardinals for two seasons.
Peterson co-hosts the “All Things Covered” podcast with Bryant McFadden, and McFadden hypothesized that Kliff Kingsbury will be the scapegoat in the Cardinals’ struggles.
“Ain’t no maybe — he will be! The crazy thing about it, is the guy who hired him will still have a job,” Peterson said.
McFadden, who played defensive back in the NFL from 2005-11, said that the way Murray is behaving, he is putting everything on the head coach.
“Kyler Murray don’t care about nobody but Kyler Murray. That’s just a matter of fact,” Peterson laughed.
Murray was aghast at the remark.
“This isn’t true…you on some weird s–t @P2 you got my number, if you really felt like this as a ‘big bro’ or ‘mentor’ you supposed to call me and tell me, not drag me so your podcast can grow,” Murray tweeted on Wednesday.
Peterson and Murray were teammates in Arizona in 2019 and 2020, Murray’s first two seasons in the NFL. Peterson has spent the past two seasons on the Vikings.
The Cardinals are 4-8 this season after sputtering on the back end of last season following a 7-0 start. The organization is in a bind, as it just signed Kingsbury and Murray to extensions this past offseason.
Murray’s five-year, $230 million deal with the Cardinals does not kick in until next season. The next two years have a level of dead cap — $97.5 million and $81.5 million, respectively — that makes it virtually impossible to part ways with him. The two years after that remain a bitter pill to swallow, at $33.2 and $20.2 million.
Peterson was copping pleas after Murray called him a weirdo.
“What I meant by my comment was when you’re a franchise quarterback you have to carry yourself a certain way,” said Peterson, who was teammates with Murray for one season with the Cardinals in 2020. “So if you’re having bad body language, pouting, moping on the sideline, what type of energy do you think feeds off to your teammates?
“That’s what I meant about Kyler. He cares about himself because he’s not putting the team first. When you make a bad throw, and you come off to the sideline, you’re dropping your shoulders, how do you think the defense feels? If our starting quarterback don’t have any energy, no fire, that we can win this game, how can we? That’s what I meant about Kyler caring about Kyler. I didn’t mean any disrespect, in any fashion or form. And I might not be his mentor, but these are the things, tips, that can help him be a better football player in the long run.”
Peterson said he did not have Murray’s number before this week, but got one from a former teammate. He texted Murray but had not received a reply by Thursday afternoon.
“I do look forward to talking to him because I see a ton of talent in him,” Peterson said. “And those mannerisms are alarming. I’m just saying something that most people may be afraid to tell him. It’s no secret. Everybody sees it. You see it every time they’re on television. You see Kyler Murray pouting. Cursing out the head coach, calling out the offensive scheme. I didn’t say that. He did.”
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