Patrick Peterson insists his comments about Kyler Murray weren't meant in a disrespectful way. Peterson, who was with the Cardinals for 10 seasons, played one season with Kyler Murray in 2020. On his podcast, Peterson made comments about Murray that quickly went viral.
"Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray," Peterson said on his podcast. A few hours later, Murray responded to Peterson's comments. "This isn’t true, you on some weird s--- @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.
Peterson on what he meant in his comments about Murray
Addressing his comments about Murray, Peterson said he just wanted to point out to Murray that he needed to change his body language during games. On Sunday, the Cardinals suffered a devastating 25-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers at home.
With that loss, the Cardinals own a 4-8 record and will likely miss out on the playoffs. During and after the game, Murray openly expressed his frustration. "What I meant by my comment was when you're a franchise quarterback you have to carry yourself a certain way.
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 explained. Also, Peterson revealed he got Murray's phone number from an ex-teammate and texted the Cardinals quarterback.
"I do look forward to talking to him because I see a ton of talent in him. 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," Peterson added.