Kyler Murray is annoyed that people think that he doesn’t take studying film seriously.
Earlier this week, NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport revealed that Murray’s new contract included an independent study clause that forces him to study film for 4 hours a week.
Contracts are about give-and-take. One example from #AZCardinals QB Kyler Murray’s $230.5M contract: There is an addendum that requires 4 hours of “independent study” per game week. It was important to the team making a commitment at that level, thus it was important to Murray. pic.twitter.com/VqrkvoBQLJ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2022
On Thursday, a pissed off Murray held a surprise press conference because he felt people were being “disrespectful” towards him and his study habits.
Kyler Murray with the surprise appearance with the media.
It’s “disrespectful … almost a joke” that people could think he could’ve accomplished what he has without studying and preparing for the game.
“This game is too hard” to do otherwise.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) July 28, 2022
Kyler Murray makes a surprise media appearance to push back on the narrative that he doesn’t study. pic.twitter.com/KGoDQE05YJ
— PHNX Cardinals (@PHNX_Cardinals) July 28, 2022
Fans immediately fired back at Murray over his surprise presser.
They wanted a no-baseball clause for a reason. They wanted a homework clause for a reason. Teams don't spin a wheel and randomly add rare or unprecedented terms to contracts. Any anger or frustration should be directed to the team. https://t.co/rffN44D7g4
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 28, 2022
I’m sure it’s sucked to have so much discourse around his work habits, but Kyler signed a deal that requires he studies *4 hours per week* to receive credit.
The reaction to this clause has been exactly what you should expect when you agree to a deal that includes it. https://t.co/qA3EvLxmpC
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 28, 2022
Come on, has it ever even been done?Teams don’t do this for the hell of it. As the QB it’s a nonstarter in negotiations if there’s truly no issue. If anything you would take such offense to the suggestion that you’d just ask to be traded and leave. https://t.co/vMK7b9iGJl
— Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz71) July 28, 2022