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Larry Fitzgerald's Father Takes Shot at Kyler Murray

Devon Platana
Larry Fitzgerald's father has taken a shot at Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
Larry Fitzgerald's father has taken a shot at Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyler Murray is, without a doubt, one of the most talented young quarterbacks in the NFL. However, the Arizona Cardinals fanbase was left with a bad taste in their mouth earlier this week when Murray's agent, Erik Burkhardt, released a lengthy statement about how it's Arizona's responsibility to sign the gunslinger to a long-term deal.

One person who's made it clear that he isn't a fan of Murray's behavior is Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald's father. Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time sportswriter, didn't hold back when he took a shot at the signal-caller Tuesday on Twitter.

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Fitzgerald Sr. tweeted that Murray is "spoiled" and that the Cardinals have had to "catch up" to him wanting to run the same style of offense that he had as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners. Fitzgerald Sr. added that the QB has "never been humbled."

The first overall pick at the 2019 NFL Draft, Murray is due for a major extension similar to the ones that Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen signed following their third seasons. Considering how both of their respective extensions made them the top-two highest-paid QBs, it isn't surprising that Murray wants to follow their path.

The 24-year-old has recorded 11,480 passing yards and 70 touchdowns to 34 interceptions. He's also a threat in Arizona's running game, having racked up 1,786 rushing yards and 20 TDs on 314 carries.

Despite his undeniable talent, Murray hasn't had the same success that Mahomes and Allen have had in the playoffs. This year was the first time that Arizona qualified for the postseason with Murray under center, although, it resulted in a Wild Card exit from the Los Angeles Rams.

Regardless, Murray must back up his agent's statement on the field if he's to get the extension that he's looking for. That includes being a leader and reliable teammate above all in order to put any rumors of him being "spoiled" to rest.

As it stands, the Cardinals currently have +2800 odds (T-No. 14) to win Super Bowl LVII this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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