Kyler Murray Dec 13, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A few days after Kyler Murray signed a $230.5 million contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals, a strange clause from the contract was made public.

A clause was included in Murray’s contract which requires that he complete four hours of “independent study” (film study, etc) per game week.

The “independent study” clause was heavily mocked (mainly people laughing at the idea that the Cardinals would have to tell this to a quarterback they deem worth paying $230.5 million).

Well, Murray then made a surprise media appearance on Thursday morning, calling the criticism “disrespectful” and “almost a joke.”

And then on Thursday night, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Cardinals removed the “independent study” clause from the contract, which apparently happened on Wednesday.

The Cardinals went on to release a statement:

This whole thing is a pretty comical spectacle.

The news of the “independent study” clause removal only *increased* the jokes on social media. Here’s a look at the reaction from NFL fans:

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