Back to the NFL Newsfeed

Kyler Murray's Cardinals Codependency

NFL Offseason - Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are bound together in either the most toxic relationship in NFL history or the most actualized.

Sure, adding a "u need 2 study da playbook moar" clause into Murray's $230-million contract was like slipping a weight clause into a prenup. But that's all in the rearview mirror. The Cardinals ripped out the independent study clause, Murray complained about it, and the team website publicly acknowledged (and therefore tacitly endorsed) Murray's complaints. And it all apparently happened in that order, backwards though that sounds. From a relationship standpoint, it sounds like the Cardinals and Murray are doing the hard emotional labor necessary to resolve a conflict, with the NFL news cycle serving as couples therapy.