Patrick Peterson doesn’t want the back-and-forth between him and Kyler Murray to continue past what has already been said. The Minnesota Vikings cornerback made headlines on Wednesday when a clip of him saying, “Kyler Murray don’t care about nobody but Kyler Murray,” on his podcast All Things Covered went viral.
Murray saw his comments and called him out on Twitter over it.
On Thursday, Peterson was asked about his comments and he clarified he didn’t mean any “disrespect” to his former teammate and that he has no “beef” with him.
“What I meant by my comment was when you’re a franchise quarterback, you have to carry yourself a certain way,” Peterson said, via ESPN. “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.”
The two of them likely talked on the phone about the situation and cleared the air. Murray responded to the comment on Twitter saying Peterson had his number and could talk to him about it personally instead of ranting on his podcast.
Peterson revealed on Thursday that he didn’t have Murray’s phone number until this week, which he used to reach out to him. However, he had not heard back from the quarterback.
Peterson has been critical of Murray for a while, even going as far as to mock him playing games when the two teams matched up on the field.
The veteran may still be salty about how his career ended in Arizona, but he is on a winning team that can fight for a Super Bowl while his old team is fighting for draft position. It’s time to let it go.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.