I hate it when actors say they hate being recognised in public, or they hate doing media tours for their latest movie. Like you don't know that's a huge part of the job when you sign up to it. Nothing worse than someone that wants all the upside without the downside that it's built on. Want to be an actor but be able to go out shopping in peace? Go do Canadian TV.
If you want to be the superstar, get the big roles and make the big bucks you best be prepared to do all the things you don't really want to do too.
If you're going to be a top 3 paid NFL player and starting QB for a franchise regular media, charity work and community work comes with the job.
I hate that we value celebrity so much in this world that a person who's job it is act no longer has the CHOICE as to whether they are a public figure or not. That we value sports SO MUCH that what a player does off the field matters at all. Would it be nice if the people you admire make themselves available to you? SUre. Would it be nice if that guy who leads your favorite sports team does right by his community, gets out there and really hams it up for their fans, gives back, yadda yadda yadda? Of course it would. And yes, it should even be expected to a degree.
But my life is rich and I feel fulfilled without spending one iota of my time worrying about whether or not Kyler Murray is a likable guy. Dont care. Play good football, win games, do your job. I'm not a fan of KM right now because he played like ass last season, compounded by the unfortunate previous off season he had and we for some reason gave him 240 million dollars as a reward.
I understand introversion, I understand social anxiety, I will not judge KM due to personality traits. I will criticize an organization that places a high value on the opposite traits for its franchise player and yet still chose to pay a guy who apparently lacks said traits all that money, and I will criticize fans, who are so enamored with the boring, normal paradigm and societal norms of what a "good QB is supposed to do."
You say that if Kyler Murrays wants to be a paid like a top 3 QB it comes with the job, I say, if it comes with the job, and you dont think your QB can deliver, dont pay him. We paid him. Its quite the conumdrum. My opinion is, one thing at a time. Lets fix his game. Then we can worry about all this other stuff that he's "supposed" to be. RIght now, I want a guy who plays good football.