The Arizona Cardinals have a situation on their hands.
Starting quarterback Kyler Murray is already demanding a contract extension via a public statement shared by his agent, Erik Burkhardt.
The team did not expect talks about the extension this soon, given that he still has a fourth-year and a fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
Still, Murray and Burkhardt stated the reasons the quarterback merited an extension after his third NFL season.
However, Murray’s move earned him more detractors than supporters.
They argue that the hard-to-read and weird text need not be shared via social media.
Instead, such conversations would be better discussed in private.
That said, the father of former Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald could not hold his thoughts back, as shared by Arizona-area sportscaster Tim Ring.
Larry Fitzgerald Sr. calls Kyler Murray "spoiled". Claims quarterback has, "never been humbled". https://t.co/QxxkpN6gH7
— Tim Ring (@timringTV) March 1, 2022
Ring shared Fitzgerald Sr.’s response to @GowanSeason, saying: “He’s spoiled brings his Oklahoma offense to the NFL team has to catch up great talent. He’s never been humbled keep working.”
The older Fitzgerald does have a point because Murray never lost too many games in high school and college.
He’s also operating on the same offense he had with the Sooners and never bothered learning another system.
Therefore, Fitzgerald Sr. suggested to Murray that he should continue to train and become a better quarterback after getting trashed by the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs.
Fitz Is The Consummate Gentleman
Meanwhile, Fitzgerald Jr. has been Murray’s stark contrast.
He is regarded as not just one of the league’s best receivers of all time.
Instead, he is also considered as one of the NFL’s consummate professionals.
He continued to play at a high level for 17 seasons and rarely attracted attention towards him off the field.
Even his retirement was done without fanfare.
Perhaps Murray can learn a lesson or two on how the receiver carried himself throughout his legendary career.
Doing so may give him the respect he craves.