Just last offseason, a report stated that people within the Arizona Cardinals organization were concerned about Kyler Murray’s attitude.
Former teammate Patrick Peterson also called the QB out, and then a clause in his contract raised even more questions about him.
The Cardinals only agreed to sign him to an extension so long as he would study game film for a certain number of hours per week.
Needless to say, the fact that they added that clause to his contract was somewhat shocking.
The clause was later scratched from the deal, but the narrative was already out there and was never going to go away.
Now, one of his current teammates has stirred the pot again.
OT Kelvin Beachum recently stated that — as talented as Murray is — he still needs to ‘grow up and be a man’ and prove that he can be a leader of men.
Beachum assured that he didn’t want to call out Murray or that he didn’t believe in him as a player.
However, he thinks he’s not mature enough and that he’s failed to step up as a leader thus far:
Beachum added that Murray got that deal for a reason and that he’s talented enough to be a star, but this will only raise more concerns about him and his work ethic:
“It’s not a completed process,” Beachum said. “I didn’t say he lacks leadership, I just think he needs to grow up a little bit. I think if he has the ability and willingness to grow up, he’s going to be just fine. They paid him for a reason, they paid him because of his talent. He has the ability to lead. When you’re in that position, we need you to lead more. You’re the face of the franchise; you have to lead in every single capacity.”
Kelvin Beachum says Kyler Murray has all the tools.
"I just think he needs to grow up a little bit." pic.twitter.com/cvIcTiyGVF
— Arizona Sports (@AZSports) March 9, 2023
Some fans even took the time to study Murray’s metrics throughout his career, pointing out the fact that his numbers dropped significantly when he had a game after a new Call of Duty update or promotional weekend.
The talent is most definitely there, so let’s hope this narrative becomes a thing of the past soon enough.NEXT: Cardinals WR Comments On His Future Amid Trade Rumors