Kyler Murray, fresh off his contract extension with the team, held a surprise press conference at training camp where he lashed out at the fallout over the film study clause in his deal.
The Arizona Cardinals QB referred to the uproar over the clause in his contract as “disrespectful” and described it as “almost a joke.”
The contract clause called for four hours of weekly “independent film study” per week in the regular season, was reported after his new deal was signed. Murray was not happy over the reaction as he listed his accomplishments during his entire football career and stating “[t]hose things you can’t accomplish if you don’t prepare the right way and take the game serious:”
Murray did not address questions regarding the clause, and he further declined to answer a question regarding his thoughts on the Cardinals including it in his contract.
In a 2021 interview with Ben Shpigel of the New York Times, the 24-year-old said watching film isn’t much of a priority for him.
“I think I was blessed with the cognitive skills to just go out there and just see it before it happens,” Murray said. “I’m not one of those guys that’s going to sit there and kill myself watching film. I don’t sit there for 24 hours and break down this team and that team and watch every game because, in my head, I see so much.”
A Pro Bowl selection in each of the past two seasons, Murray threw for 3,787 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 2021 while adding 423 rushing yards and five scores.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.