The “homework clause” that the Cardinals said they have removed from Kyler Murray’s new contract has been making waves in the league throughout the week.
They headed to Missouri on Friday, where quarterback Patrick Mahomes held a preliminary camp press conference. The 2018 MVP was asked whether, given recent anonymous comments about him being a “streetball” quarterback and revelations about Murray’s contract, he feels that he is evaluated differently because he There is a black quarterback.
“I don’t want to go that far and say that,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, the black quarterback has struggled to be in the position that we are in the league to play for so many people. And I think every day we’re proving that we should have played full time. We have people who think as much as they can using their athleticism.
“So it’s always weird when you see people like me, Lamaro [Jackson]Like Kyler, get on them and the other guys don’t. But at the same time, we’re going to go out there and prove ourselves every day to show that we can be some of the best quarterbacks in the league. ,
Mahomes has long understood his position and stature as a black quarterback in the league, so it’s not surprising to see him navigate through such a question. And Jackson has certainly been subject to his share of criticism throughout his career, which suggested he was coming into the league that he should switch positions.
Mahomes and Jackson have both won the MVP. Both Mahomes and Murry have earned second contracts, and Jackson may not be far behind as he and the Ravens are currently working on an extension. Murray may not have achieved that much in the NFL from the point of view of on-field accolades, but there should be no doubt that he can play quarterback at a high level.
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