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.