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Patrick Mahomes: It’s weird when Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, and I get criticism others don’t

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“Homework Regulation”, which the Cardinals say they removed from Kyler MurrayAll week the league was discussing a new contract.

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On Friday they spread to Missouri where the quarterback Patrick Mahomes held an early camp press conference. The 2018 MVP was asked a question given recent anonymous comments that he “streetballQuarterback and revelations about Murray’s contract, he feels he’s being judged differently because he’s a black quarterback.

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“I don’t want to go so far as to say that,” Mahomes said. “Obviously the black quarterback had to fight to be in the same position as us to have so many guys playing in the league. And I think that every day we prove that we should have been playing all this time. We have guys who think as well as they use their athleticism.

“So it’s always weird when you see guys like me, Lamar. [Jackson]Kyler sort of figured it out on them the other guys don’t. But at the same time, we’re going to go out on the field and prove every day that we can be one of the best quarterbacks in the league.”

Mahomes has long understood his status and status in the league as a black quarterback, so it’s no surprise that he answers questions like this. And Jackson has certainly come under fire throughout his career, including those who suggested when he entered the league that he switch positions.

Mahomes and Jackson both won the MVP. Mahomes and Murray have both received second contracts, and Jackson may not be far behind as he and the Ravens are currently working on renewals. Murray may not have achieved much in terms of on-field recognition in the NFL, but there should be no doubt that he can play quarterback at a high level.



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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