In a pair of tweets, Mortensen described a tense relationship between the quarterback and team. Murray is characterized as childish while the Cardinals are portrayed as aiming to ease the tension.
Murray, 24, began the 2021 season on a torrid pace with 17 passing touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, and a stellar 116.8 passer rating through the Cardinals’ first seven games. But he missed time due to an ankle injury and was much less efficient after his return.
In Arizona’s 34-11 postseason loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Murray passed for just 137 yards on 34 attempts and threw two interceptions, including an awful pick-six.
While Mortensen’s report says the Cardinals are optimistic the conflict with Murray will “calm down,” it remains to be seen how the quarterback will react to being described as “self-centered” and “immature.”