Kyler Murray Oct 24, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the Houston Texans at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Minnesota Vikings star cornerback Patrick Peterson made headlines when he appeared to criticize his former Arizona Cardinals teammate Kyler Murray, saying “Kyler Murray don’t care about nobody but Kyler Murray.” But despite the harsh criticism of his former teammate, Peterson said that he doesn’t have “beef” with Murray.

Patrick Peterson clarified his comments this week, saying that he was concerned about how Murray carried himself as a franchise quarterback.

“I don’t have any beef with Kyler Murray,” Peterson said according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “What I meant by my comment was, when you’re a franchise quarterback you have to carry yourself a certain way. So, when you have bad body language, pouting and moping on the sideline, what type of energy do you think that feeds to your teammates?

“That’s what I meant by, ‘Kyler cares about himself.’ He’s not putting the team first. . . . I see a ton of talent in him. Those mannerisms are alarming. I’m just saying something most people may be afraid to tell him. It’s no secret. Everybody sees it.”

While it might clarify Peterson’s position on Murray, it certainly doesn’t take away from the harsh criticism. In fact, it only adds to it.

[St. Paul Pioneer Press]