Kyler Murray is still thinking of patrolling the field, as well as the football field.
The Arizona Cardinals franchise defender is on the verge of entering his third NFL season, and Murray isn’t capable of everything for football.
Before being called up to No. 1 by the Cardinals in 2019, Murray was already a major prospect in baseball – to this day, he is the only athlete selected in the first round of the NFL and MLB draft. Murray was due to report on Auckland Athletic’s 2019 spring training session, but after winning the Heisman Trophy, he turned his attention to football.
Murray said no one should deny his return to baseball.
“I know everyone around me (the organization) probably thinks differently about it,” Murray said told the media this week. “But I’ve personally played the game all my life. If I had a chance, I’d definitely go for it. What are we talking about? I’m sure someone who asked me about it, too. (takes advantage of this). I’m not trying to start anything. I’m just talking.
He will appear on the cover of Sports Illustration, along with Bronnie James, with the FaRe Clan, a high-profile esports team of which Murray is a member. Despite his clear play and success in football, baseball seems to be in his memory – even though his Cardinals contract forbade it.
“I still hold three sports titles,” Murray said. “If the time has come for me to do what I want, I don’t know, but I will leave it open. I think I can still play, but we’ll add games to that. Don’t cut me short. ”
In the end, he can’t make a big career move because he’s only 23 years old. It’s not uncommon for players to leave for baseball or even compete in sports at the same time – Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson have led their careers in the MLB and NFL. Tim Tebov switched to baseball for four years and ended up with the Jacksonville Jaguars in May.
The fast-moving midfielder could begin negotiations on his second contract after the 2021 season – and it will be interesting to know that there are baseball rules in this deal.