Kyler Murray slammed by Colin Cowherd: 'Dwayne Haskins is the future, not Kyler Murray'

Jeremy Cluff
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has had praise heaped on him throughout his team's training camp by much of the media.

But not by Colin Cowherd.

The FOX Sports Radio personality discussed the quarterback, and his style of play, on his radio show on Wednesday.

He's evidently not a fan.

"Not all new stuff is legit," Cowherd said when discussing what he called "running quarterbacks." "A lot of new stuff is shiny and fun, but it won't prove the test of time. 

“Everybody wants a running quarterback now! But three of the four quarterbacks who finished the season last year were Jared Goff: can’t run, Tom Brady: can’t run, Drew Brees: can’t run, and Patrick Mahomes can run but he’s really a pocket passer.

"Cam Newton, got hit in Week 10 by an athlete smaller than him and according to a story this morning, he’s STILL hurt. I like mobility as in ‘escapability’ but I don’t want running quarterbacks. I'm not into  (Mitch) Trubisky, I'm not into Lamar (Jackson), I'm not into Kyler, it's fun ...  Dwayne Haskins is the future, not Kyler Murray.”

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Murray has impressed in Arizona Cardinals training camp so far, but Cowherd takes issue with his style of play and his size.

The radio host said that Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins is more his style of player.

"Murray may be way more interesting," Cowherd said, "but Dwayne Haskins is a kid developing into a man. I'm going to go with that.

"I don't want to hear about running quarterbacks. I know it's new, cool, fun, shiny, wow! I'll take pocket guys."

You can watch Cowherd's rant about Murray and running quarterbacks here.

The comments from Cowherd were very different from comments made on his show earlier in the week when Peter Schrager told Cowherd that Murray would be the breakout star in the NFL this season.

“I’ve been around and been talking to everybody and my phone does not stop lighting up about Kyler Murray," Schrager said. "I think Kyler Murray is going to be a sensation in this league from day one. Everything that I’m hearing is that Kyler is going to light this league on fire.”

Murray is set to make his NFL preseason debut against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during training camp on Aug. 6, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

Many took issue with Cowherd's comments on social media:

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