Warren Moon blasts Kyler Murray's contract clause as insult to black QB's

Do you agree with Moon's comments?

Michael Whitaker

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's wallet got much heavier last week, as the two sides agreed to a big time contract extension worth $230.5 million over five years. 

However, fans were quick to notice an unusual clause in the deal that required Murray to complete least four hours per week of in-season independent study. Following backlash, the controversial clause was ditched, and not long after the quarterback himself called it "disrespectful" to assume that he doesn't put in enough work.  

And now, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is weighing in, saying that the clause was "a slap in the face" to African American quarterbacks in the NFL and goes back to the days when "they didn't let us play".  

It’s just an unfortunate situation," Moon said. "It’s an embarrassing situation for not only the player Kyler Murray, but it’s embarrassing for the organization to have to deal with this. I think it shows a lack of trust in the player that you even have to put something in a contract like this."

“It’s also a slap in the face to all African-American quarterbacks. That’s something we were always accused of back in the day when they didn't let us play. That we were lazy, that we didn't study, that we couldn't be leaders, that we weren't smart. So all those different things just kind of came to surface after we put all that stuff to bed over the years and just because of this deal that's going on between Arizona and Kyler."