Kyler Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, is not happy with former general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly.
In an interview with Pro Football Talk, Burkhardt ripped into a report from Casserly which said Murray’s interviews with teams were some of the “worst” he had ever heard about.
“What do I think about an agenda-driven ‘analyst’ who’s never once even talked to Kyler or any of his coaches or teammates?” Burkhardt asked. “I think it’s disgusting and embarrassing and Casserly should be ashamed of himself.”
Burkhardt then described what he has heard about Murray’s interviews at the combine.
“My business partners and I personally represent coaches and executives who sat in on eight of Kyler’s 10 formal combine interviews,” he said. “I spoke directly to each of them, as well as executives from the other two teams and many others who I don’t represent but were present, and all of them were extremely positive about his entire interviews, with each citing specific examples as to why.”
Murray has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent weeks about his height, weight and even television interviewing.
The 21-year-old won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season and many around the NFL reportedly believe the Cardinals will take him at No. 1.
Murray went 12-2 as a starter for Oklahoma last season.
“Look, If you don’t like Kyler’s game, it’s cool. If you don’t like his size and want to talk about that, that’s fine, too,” Burkhardt said. “But when you slander the character and work ethic of a young man who’s worked his a— off his entire life and done everything right to put himself in his current position, you’d better cite your sources and come with a better record than 18-46 as a GM of the Texans.”