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Kyler Murray: All of this nonsense is not what I’m about

Amid the confusion with the Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray's social media, Carson Palmer explains what may be going on with Murray's contract and the organization.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray caused a stir last week when he scrubbed all references of the Cardinals from his social media accounts.

But after a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Super Bowl Sunday with an anonymous source characterizing the quarterback as “self-centered, immature, and [a] finger pointer,” Murray has responded with a short statement on social media.

On both Instagram and Twitter, Murray posted a picture of himself standing on the sideline in a Cardinals uniform, ostensibly during pregame. His statement reads:

“I play this game for the love of it, my teammates, everyone who has helped me get to this position that believed in me & to win championships. All of this nonsense is not what I’m about, never has been, never will be. Anyone who has ever stepped between those lines with me knows how hard I go.

“Love me or hate me but I’m going to continue to grow and get better.”

It’s unclear exactly what Murray means by “nonsense.” After all, this became a story last week when he started actively making changes on his social media accounts.

After the ESPN report came out on Sunday, the Cardinals issued a statement saying in part, “Nothing has changed regarding our opinion and high regard for Kyler Murray.”

The first overall pick of the 2019 draft, Murray is now eligible for a contract extension. The Cardinals also must decide whether to pick up Murray’s fifth-year option this spring.