There is less and less hate in sports these days. It’s rare that we get stars that do not like each other, and make those feelings known. Baseball seems to be the one sports where bad blood is known to the public. Not so much in the NFL. That has changed this week with the Kyler Murray and Patrick Peterson beef. Peterson and Murray we’re teammates in Arizona in 2019 and 2020. There was never anything out in the open about Peterson and Murray not liking each other while teammates. There wasn’t even a hint of that through first season and a half since Peterson signed with the Vikings. They even played against each other in week 8. It was a 34-26 win for the Vikings. Murray threw 2 picks in that game, but neither was via Patrick Peterson.
The beef started on Peterson’s podcast, All Things Covered, that aired on Wednesday, November 30th. Peterson said that “Kyler Murray don’t care about nobody but Kyler Murray.” These comments were made since reports have come out that the Kliff Kingsbury-Kyler Murray relationship was icy at the start of the season, but has since improved. Kyler Murray responded by saying Peterson should have called him to discuss the topic before spouting off on his podcast to get listeners. DeAndre Hopkins also weighed in, saying you shouldn’t kick a man when he’s down. How exactly Murray is down is still a mystery to me. He is playing poor. That’s on him. But respect to D-Hop for sticking up for a teammate. It’s a strange development in the NFL season, but I’m always here for a Kyler Murray Patrick Peterson beef. I just wish it happened before they played.