Kyler Murray is not closing the door on enjoying baseball. At the very least not but.
The Cardinals quarterback mentioned the thought with reporters Thursday. He is aware of it isn’t an choice so long as he is with Arizona, however he likes to maintain speaking about it.
Kyler Murray continues to speak about enjoying professional baseball sooner or later. He is aware of he cannot, he acknowledges the Cardinals definitely aren’t pondering that method, however he says — with a smile — he would not wish to shut the door.
“I am not making an attempt to begin something, I am simply speaking.”
— Darren City (@Cardschatter) June 10, 2021
Murray was chosen ninth total by the Athletics within the 2018 MLB Draft as an outfielder after logging a .296 common, 10 house runs and 10 stolen bases as a junior at Oklahoma.
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Actually, Murray would have an opportunity to make it as a significant leaguer if he determined to take up baseball full time, however it would not appear seemingly that he shall be leaving the NFL any time quickly. He posted 3,971 passing yards, 819 speeding yards, 37 complete touchdowns and 12 interceptions final season with the Cardinals and almost led them to a playoff berth in his second season.
Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury likes him — “I believe everyone knows the expertise is immense, and he has an opportunity to be pretty much as good as anyone on this league,” Kingsbury said earlier this offseason — and if Murray continues to play effectively, he ought to earn a profitable contract extension from the Cardinals.
That might seemingly imply no baseball, however with a possible nine-figure contract in tow, Murray would not thoughts.
As such, it appears to be like as if Murray shall be a soccer participant until he can discuss his method into changing into a two-sport athlete or pulls a Tim Tebow and goes straight to the minors as soon as his NFL profession is over.
But when all goes effectively, the latter situation would not come up for fairly a while.