Kyler Murray might manage to elude opposing defenses for the upcoming weeks as he rehabilitates from a torn ACL, but he couldn’t dodge the scrutiny directed at his choice of practice attire.
Murray was observed wearing what seemed to resemble a sports bra during his time at the training camp. The image quickly gained widespread attention on X, the platform formerly recognized as Twitter, despite him having donned this particular practice garment prior to the team’s inaugural preseason match.
The star quarterback faced mocking on social media.
Kyler Murray… pic.twitter.com/OObpC34siN— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) August 12, 2023
The piece of equipment was actually a vest from Catapult Sports. The company explains on its website what the piece of equipment is designed to do. Murray isn’t the only athlete who wears one.
“They are wearing a GPS vest that just happens to look like a sports bra. The vest is designed to hold a pod between the shoulder blades that contains a 10Hz GPS, an accelerometer and a magnetometer,” the company says. “These GPS devices are able to capture over 1250 data points per second to measure how much and how hard the players are working, and players and coaches are able to analyze data such as total distance, top speed, number of sprints, sprint distance, power, load, intensity, and more.”
Frank Costanza’s mind would be blown.
Catapult Sports says the sports bra shape holds the pod in an “optimal position” so the key data points can be tracked. They also call it the “safest place” to put in any contact sport.
Murray’s return date isn’t set in stone. He will be playing for a new head coach in Jonathan Gannon and will have new receiving targets as the Arizona Cardinals made some changes in the offseason.