Thu 16 September 2021 11:12, UK

Kyler Murray’s hair is proving a hot topic as fellow Cardinals star Chandler Jones describes his new look as “baby Yoda.”

This came in response to dual-threat quarterback Murray’s initial jabs that Jones is an “unorthodox guy” who doesn’t look good without a shirt on.

While teammates are prone to some back-and-forth repartee, it is unclear as of yet whether these comments were made in jest. Let’s take a look at what Jones had to say about Murray’s hairstyle.

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What did Chandler Jones say about Kyler Murray’s hair?

After seeing a clip of Kyler Murray describing him as an “unorthodox guy,” Chandler Jones took to Twitter to hit back at the comments.

On 15 September 2021, Jones tweeted: “Somebody tell baby yoda the truth about his new hairdo”. He also retweeted the video of Murray where he makes comments about his Cardinals teammate.

It would seem that Kyler Murray saw the funny side of the situation, replying to Jones’ “baby Yoda” comments with three crying laughing emojis.

Jones, on the other hand, has clearly taken things a little more seriously than his teammate. In response to Murray’s comment, Jones added: “I’m not laughing’ bro. Follow me back too!”

The same night, Chandler Jones jokingly added that he “cooked that boy,” with his Yoda diss.

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Kyler’s hair transformation over the years

Kyler Murray, 24, started playing in the NFL fresh from college. He has been with the Arizona Cardinals since 2019 and is currently their #1 Quarterback.

Since playing for the team, Murray has maintained the same hairstyle. Kyler Murray grew his natural hair while shaving the sides, which he would then cover with a headband.

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Now, Murray is opting for a different look. This season, he is wearing his hair in braids for the first time.

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So, where did the “Baby Yoda” joke come from?

It would appear that the “Baby Yoda” comment Chandler Jones made was not about Murray’s new hairstyle, but regarding a nickname used for Kyler Murray.

Since joining the Cardinals in 2019, fans have made comparisons between Murray and the iconic Star Wars figure. It is not made in reference to his appearance but, typically, his height and skills. One fan tweeted: “Kyler Murray is what I imagine a young Yoda would look like playing pro football. Avoiding sacks from lineman 3x’s his size like…”

Another tweeted to the Fantasy Footballers podcast: “can you please make it a thing to call Kyler Murray “Baby yoda”??”

Not only is Kyler Murray one of the shortest on the team, he is also one of the younger players. Chandler Jones is seven years Murray’s senior, as Jones is 31.

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