Attention-seeking radio host makes ludicrous accusation about Kyler Murray

(Photo by Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports) Kyler Murray /

Fox Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd recently insinuated that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray isn’t a good enough leader in his team’s locker room.

Four weeks into the 2021 season, the Arizona Cardinals still haven’t lost a game thanks in part to quarterback Kyler Murray playing at an MVP level.

Murray currently ranks first in the NFL in completion percentage (76.1), third in passing yards (1,273), fifth in passing touchdowns (nine), second in yards per attempt (9.5) fifth in passer rating (115.0), second in QBR (74.5), and second in quarterback rushing touchdowns (three). Murray also has the best odds (+450) currently to win this season’s MVP according to the latest from WynnBET.

Despite the early success of the Cardinals this year, there are some that believe the talented young quarterback still is not a good enough leader to get his team to the top of the NFL mountain.

Radio host makes a ridiculous claim about Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

Fox Sports Radio’s Colin Cowherd recently compared the majority of the top quarterbacks around the NFL to current Dallas Cowboys signal-caller Dak Prescott. Cowherd went through each one and decided whether he would rather have them or Prescott as his team’s quarterback for the next five seasons.

Cowherd, known for making statements on his daily radio show that are more attention-seeking than accurate, went with Prescott over Murray when he compared the two, and he attempted to give a reasonable explanation for his decision.

"“Dak Prescott by an inch, and I’ll tell you why. I don’t know about Kyler’s leadership skills. I hear things that are very interesting from players in the league. Kyler throws a more beautiful football. Kyler is more brilliant as a playmaker. [But] five years? Dak is beloved by every single person in that organization. Kyler isn’t. Kyler has his critics even in the locker room. That’s why they went out and got J.J. Watt and AJ Green. They wanted veteran leadership.”"

Does Murray have his critics? Yes, of course. But did Arizona sign A.J. Green and J.J. Watt because they didn’t think their quarterback was a good enough leader? Absolutely not.

Some seem to have this impression of Murray that he is the only person he cares about inside the Cardinals’ locker room. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Just like most top quarterbacks around the NFL, Murray wants what’s best for his team. Especially this season when he knows how much success Arizona is capable of.

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If people want to interpret that as a lack of leadership, then that’s on them. But there hasn’t been anything to indicate that the Cardinals have any current problems with the quarterback who has played a major role in the team starting 4-0 this season.