NFL legend and Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw shed some light on Sean Payton’s NFL head coaching pick at the Super Bowl Experience on Tuesday, and Arizona Cardinals fans may find his commentary on Kyler Murray very interesting.
When asked why Payton, a former Fox analyst, didn’t take the Cardinals’ coaching job, Bradshaw said, “Arizona? No, that quarterback. He doesn’t want to work with the quarterback.”
The quarterback Bradshaw mentions would obviously be Arizona franchise quarterback Kyler Murray.
Tom Rock, of Newsday, interviewed Bradshaw and the former NFL quarterback explained why Payton took the Denver Broncos job, even though Bradshaw didn’t even give that team’s quarterback a glowing review.
When asked if Payton would rather work with Russell Wilson than Murray, Bradshaw replied, “I don’t think so (laughing), but you know what, that’s all he’s got. He has no choice. But I’ll tell you what, she’ll get the most out of him.”
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Interestingly, Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline recently reported that NFL coaches may not want to coach Kyler Murray and that may be why the team’s search for a new coach is taking so long.
“Why is it taking so long to get the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job? If you’re to believe what people in Mobile are saying, it’s because of Kyler Murray — and it’s not because the quarterback has a big say,” Pauline wrote. from the Senior Bowl at Alabama. “Rather, many of the desired candidates don’t want to take the job knowing they’ll be tied to Murray’s side for the next four seasons. Murray signed a five-year, $230 million deal in late August, and whoever takes the Cardinals job won’t have options in the near future as a quarterback”.
The Cardinals’ next head coach may also be without Murray for a while in his first season as the team’s coach, according to a recent report, as the quarterback is recovering from a non-contact ACL injury he sustained Dec. 12 against New England. Patriots.
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“My understanding is that he will take his time until this thing is 100% corrected,” NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport recently said. “He’s young. He’s got a long career. He’s not going to rush, so don’t be surprised if we don’t see him at the start of the season or maybe even halfway through. This wound needs to heal perfectly.
In his report, Rapoport suggested that Murray’s recovery time has become a major talking point in the Cardinals’ interview process regarding their search for a new head coach.
The Cardinals are believed to have two finalists left, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, after former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores accepted the defensive coordinator position with the Minnesota Vikings.
As for Payton, if he actually rejected the Cardinals because of Murray, it would have represented a change in his opinion of the Arizona QB.
Last month, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero wrote that Payton was a “Kyler Murray fan.”
Payton has also spoken glowingly about Murray in quarterback interviews in the past, saying ahead of the 2019 NFL draft, “Man, he’s explosive. He’s one of those players as you know, Madden said, he’s never been. hurry because he can swipe right, play a game, left. You feel a balance he plays with. … His film is too good. In the end, when I say, it’s too good. And I like it.”
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This article originally appeared in Arizona Republic: NFL Legend: Kyler Murray Why Sean Payton Isn’t the Head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals