Kyler Murray involved in the NFL's latest joke of a roughing the passer penalty
The NFL in recent years has faced criticism for its, at times, blatant protection of quarterbacks by way of the roughing the passer penalty. Sunday saw the latest example that had fans upset all over again.
It involved former Oklahoma star QB Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals against the Cleveland Browns when Murray was pressured by Cleveland’s Malik Jackson. As you can see in the video below, Murray was hardly pushed by Jackson after he released a pass.
The play came on second down and 17 from the Arizona 23-yard line, and gave the Cardinals a first down at the 38 on a drive that ultimately resulted in a touchdown after 11 plays and 93 yards. Arizona pulled away in the second half and won, 37-14.
— sports (@ilikesportsvids) October 17, 2021
They called this roughing the passer! WTF pic.twitter.com/KlQD35bn06
— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) October 17, 2021
the worst roughing the passer penalty just got called in Cleveland
— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) October 17, 2021
— Jay Crawford (@JaycrawfordCLE) October 17, 2021
We officially have the weakest roughing the passer call of all time. Everybody can go home now. pic.twitter.com/DDqeUePQ6y
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) October 17, 2021
No way… they called this roughing the passer. This isn’t real. You’re kidding. pic.twitter.com/t1Q9h3Mho1
— Will Blackmon 🍷 (@WillBlackmon) October 17, 2021