Mina Kimes’ clapback at Cardinals has Kyler Murray, NFL rolling
Mar 8, 2022, 4:15 PM
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It’s been a wild day in the NFL.
Tuesday started with quarterback Kyler Murray unscrubbing his Instagram posts before Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers reportedly agreed to a new contract.
Then things quickly pivoted to Russell Wilson.
But unlike Rodgers, Wilson will be donning some new threads next season after the Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade the signal caller to the Denver Broncos for players and draft capital that includes two first-round draft picks.
The deal quickly made the rounds across the NFL, specifically in the NFC West, with Cardinals fans rejoicing at the fact that one of the top quarterbacks in the league is not only out of the division, but out of the conference all together.
The Cardinals social team even got in on the action, checking in on ESPN analyst and noted Seahawks follower Mina Kimes soon after the news broke with “you good?”
Kimes proceeded to jump off the top rope with her response, going straight for Arizona’s jugular with picture of Murray taking batting practice with the Oakland Athletics. You know, the MLB team that has his rights if he ever decided to switch career paths and pursue baseball.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 8, 2022
The clapback quickly took off, garnering well over 25,000 likes within the first 30 minutes of it being posted.
Her response even got the QB at the center of the back-and-forth to drop a tweet on the timeline.
😂😂😂 stop it… https://t.co/sSCDtTV3Zy
— Kyler Murray (@K1) March 8, 2022
He wasn’t the only prominent name jumping on the exchange, either.
Mina! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/IyrwntmAnw
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) March 8, 2022
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) March 8, 2022
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) March 8, 2022
While Wilson is no longer in a Seahawks jersey, Murray and the Cardinals have been in the news for their own not-so-great reasons, raising a few questions as to why the social media team would decide this was the time to fire off some jokes.
Shortly after Arizona’s season came to an abrupt end in the form of an ugly NFC Wild Card round loss to the Los Angeles Rams, it was discovered that the signal caller had deleted all but two posts on his Instagram — a photo gallery of his Pro Bowl appearance on Sunday and a 2018 post about his Heisman Trophy win. It led to reports of dissatisfaction between the player and the team after the floundering 2021 finish, then an exchange of statements from the team and Murray.
Two weeks after clearing the air and following Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill’s attempts to quiet rumors, Murray’s agent Erik Burkhardt issued a statement putting pressure on the team to offer Murray an extension before his fourth NFL season.
Two days later, both head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is also represented by Burkhardt, and general manager Steve Keim were extended through 2027.