Addressing Murray’s play style on the “I Am Athlete Tonight” podcast, McCoy on Thursday called Murray a “trash” QB, suggesting he plays “like a high school player.”
“He’s trash. Overhyped. Overrated,” McCoy said. “He plays like a high school player. Runs around, runs backward, he does a circle, the ballerina circle then goes left, goes right, turns all the way around again, then looks for a wide receiver. That’s not how you play quarterback.”
He was then asked why Murray should get criticized for his freestyling when someone like Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is unanimously beloved, McCoy pushed back on the comparison.
“He ain’t Mahomes,” said McCoy, who spent 2019 in Kansas City. “Let me tell you about Mahomes real quick: the majority of Mahomes’ passes are (based on) timing. Third step, hit, boom, ball’s out. Fifth step, boom, ball’s out. Now sometimes he goes off script, we all can do that … (but) not every pass! Every pass, (Murray is) holding the ball, let’s make a miracle. Every game he’s played. Watch him play. It’s really embarrassing, to be honest. Like, who’s coaching this kid?”
McCoy won a Super Bowl with Patrick Mahomes.
McCoy argued his athletic ability and relying on it so much is not a good indication of his ability to play QB.
“He ain’t reading no coverages,” McCoy said, suggesting Murray’s infamous contract clause — which mandated a certain amount of film study — makes sense in light of the QB’s style of play. “When a quarterback is running around like that all day, all night, all game, that’s because he’s not reading any coverages.”
Murray is in his fourth season in the NFL and is 23-25-1 as a starter, leading Arizona to the playoffs in 2020 and making two Pro Bowls.
The Cards are 1-2 on the year.
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