Fans react to Cardinals QB Kyler Murray’s Instagram scrubbing
Feb 8, 2022, 7:59 AM | Updated: 10:58 am
Kyler Murray does not follow the Arizona Cardinals on his social media accounts.
This was noticed after the quarterback scrubbed his Instagram account of all but two posts: A photo gallery of his Pro Bowl appearance on Sunday — notably a few with Green Bay Packers staffers — and a 2018 post about his Heisman Trophy win as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners.
It should be pointed out here that he indeed has a Cardinals helmet in the former. So he has not scrubbed his account of all Cardinals things and only Cardinals things. He or his team — busy football players often have managers of their social accounts — deleted all but two posts of branded content, Oklahoma content and personal content as well. Lots of non-Cardinals stuff is now gone.
We’ll also point out that Murray did not delete things from other social media accounts like on Twitter.
He most recently posted about “Texas legend” and Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, who he connected with at the Pro Bowl.
All that said, fans have not stopped wondering if there are larger implications behind the deletions.
Perhaps it has to do with his contract situation: He’s up for an extension, but Arizona has control of the soon-to-be-fourth-year pro for 2022, plus the fifth-year rookie option for 2023 if general manager Steve Keim chooses to pick that up.
Could it be that Murray is upset at the way the Cardinals stumbled, losing five of six games this season? Does he want change? Let’s point out he tagged the Cardinals on Twitter and tweeted a graphic of himself in Arizona red before the Pro Bowl just last Wednesday.
Or maybe there’s simply business at play.
Last time we checked, Murray shares an agent, Erik Burkhardt, with Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Remember how Kingsbury, who has an expiring contract after 2022, didn’t do the best job of shutting down a report that he could be a candidate for the Oklahoma coaching opening? Remember how it was weird for that report to exist at all?
Alright, enough context. People are still wondering: Does Murray’s social media handling mean nothing? Something?
Here’s what fans are saying about Murray’s deletion of many Instagram posts, and let’s just say there are many ways you can take this:
Kyler Murray has unfollowed the Cardinals and deleted every mention of them on his Instagram.
It can only mean one thing. pic.twitter.com/3AW5USEkS7
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) February 7, 2022
Here we go again! People are noticing #RedSea QB Kyler Murray scrubbing his Instagram of everything Cardinals related — @dpshow on if this is a big deal or nothing:#NFL #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/Nb0nsRXvPm
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) February 7, 2022
Kyler Murray just deleted everything off his Instagram relating to the Cardinals.
Now I see him and Evans flirting on twitter and IG????🤔
Is Bruce Arians cooking? 👨🍳
— 🏴☠️Ty🏴☠️ (@yayareasfinestX) February 7, 2022
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) February 7, 2022
Sources: Kyler Murray unfollowing the Arizona Cardinals and removing things team related from Instagram is not “nothing”. He is discontent about his contract situation while the team wants to see if he can remain healthy for a season and win in the playoffs w/Kingsbury. pic.twitter.com/nPbACCKUcM
— George Wrighster III (@georgewrighster) February 7, 2022
Yes, if Kyler Murray is dissatisfied with the Cardinals, the Broncos should inquire about his potential availability via trade. This shouldn’t even be a question.
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) February 7, 2022
Kyler Murray’s Instagram generating complete hysteria, says far more about the troubled Arizona fan base than it does anything about Kyler Murray.
— Anthony DeFalco (@addefalco) February 7, 2022
Kyler Murray deleted all Cardinals pictures from his Instagram. He also deleted all pictures of his family. Does this mean he no longer loves them??
— Branden Marotta (@brmarotta_) February 7, 2022
Kyler Murray scrubbing his social media doesn’t matter at all.
— Logan (@logancgreig) February 7, 2022
BREAKING: Kyler Murray just unconnected from the #Cardinals on LinkedIn
— Jarrett Carlen (@JarrettGC) February 8, 2022
Rumor that Kyler Murray removed D. Hop from his Verizon family unlimited data phone plan. It’s getting real serious.
— Syd the Catfish (@syd_the_cafish) February 8, 2022
Kyler Murray has removed Chandler Jones from his MySpace Top 8, per source.
— Smalls (@StephieSmallls) February 8, 2022