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Vikings’ Patrick Peterson Says He Has No Beef with Kyler Murray



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The ongoing spat between Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson and his former teammate, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks like it is not going to be resolved anytime soon despite Peterson saying that he has no “beef” with Murray.

It all started back on Wednesday when Peterson said on his “All Things Covered” podcast that “Kyler Murray don’t care about nobody but Kyler Murray.”

Murray took to Twitter to respond saying that  the characterization “wasn’t true” adding that Peterson should call him if he wanted to be a mentor instead of attempting to “drag me so your podcast can grow….”.

“I don’t have any beef with Kyler Murray” Peterson said, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, adding that he disagreed with the belief that he “disrespected” Murray and said his comments were based on body-language observations that anyone could make.

“What I meant by my comment was when you’re a franchise quarterback you have to carry yourself a certain way,” said Peterson, who was teammates with Murray for one season with the Cardinals in 2020. “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.”

“I do look forward to talking to him because I see a ton of talent in him,” Peterson said. “And those mannerisms are alarming. I’m just saying something that most people may be afraid to tell him. It’s no secret. Everybody sees it. You see it every time they’re on television. You see Kyler Murray pouting. Cursing out the head coach, calling out the offensive scheme. I didn’t say that. He did.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.