Vikings' Peterson rips Kyler Murray: He only cares about himself
During his "All Things Covered" podcast with Bryant McFadden, Peterson said Wednesday that Murray "doesn't care" about his coach, Kliff Kingsbury, considering how the quarterback calls him out in the media.
"Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray," said Peterson, who played with Murray for two seasons in Arizona before signing with the Vikings in 2021.
Murray responded to Peterson Wednesday evening on social media, pushing back on his comments.
"This isn't true," Murray said. "You on some weird shit. You got my number, if you really felt like this as a 'big bro' or 'mentor,' you supposed to call me and tell me, not drag me so your podcast can grow."
After the Cardinals' 25-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Murray voiced his displeasure with Kingsbury's offense.
"Schematically ... we were kinda f----d," Murray said postgame, according to Bo Brack of PHNX Sports.
Murray signed a five-year, $230.5-million contract extension with Arizona in July. With the Cardinals owning a 4-8 record this season, Peterson said he believes Kingsbury will take the fall for the Cardinals' struggles.
"Ain't no maybe, he will," Peterson said when asked if Arizona will use Kingsbury as a scapegoat.
Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim each signed a six-year contract extension in March.
"The crazy thing about it is the guy who hired (Kingsbury) will still have a job," Peterson said about Keim.
The Cardinals are on a bye in Week 13.