Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is showing appreciation for his offensive line in a unique way.
Offensive lineman D.J. Humphries told reporters in a conference call over Zoom on Monday that Murray is naming his new dog after Humphries.
“I found out the other day that he named his dog after me,” Humphries said. “So he really cares about me.”
“He told me that he was going to choose between Hump Jr., Little D.J. or Sen-fo (editor’s note: spelling not given). Sen-fo is like, it’s a short abbreviated southern way to say seventy-four. So Senfo — that was my No. 1 suggestion. But we’re waiting to see.”
It’s common practice for QBs to keep their offensive linemen happy, since they do a lot of protecting for what is often a very well-paid player.
Late last year, a round-up of gifts from quarterbacks to offensive linemen done by USA Today included Yeti coolers, barbecue grills, televisions, scooters and Rolex watches. Murray gave Phat Scooters to his offensive line teammates.
Naming your dog after an O-lineman is a nice gesture, too.
Murray had yet to comment at time of this writing.