Bo Jackson is one of the most famous two-sport athletes of all-time. He played four years in the NFL, before succumbing to a hip injury, and played eight years in Major League Baseball.
Jackson is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and made the Pro Bowl in 1990 as a member of the Raiders. A year earlier, he was an All-Star for the Kansas City Royals.
If anyone knows what it is like to balance football and baseball, it is Jackson. He has some interesting advice for Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, who was the No. 9 pick in the MLB Draft by the Oakland A's a few days ago.
Jackson represented the Royals at the Draft. When asked about Murray, he said that he should pick one sport and concentrate on it, rather than attempt to do both.
Via the Ledger-Enquirer:
“The sporting world’s a little different now than it was when I played,” Jackson said. “They have more talent — way more talent. The talent pool is deep. I can’t tell the young man what to do. Whatever sport he chooses, concentrate on it.”
Kyler Murray may be looking at millions with his A's signing bonus, but he's not ready to give up on football just yet.
Murray is set to make nearly $5 million with his bonus. However, he will play one year for the Sooners first.
There was some concern that with a high selection, Murray could drop football. He wound up going much higher than anyone would have guessed, but will stick with football for at least another year.
Considering his size, and the breakout season he just had on the diamond for the Sooners, his future seems to be in baseball. However, he does have a huge opportunity to follow in Baker Mayfield's footsteps with the Sooners, so we'll see what his football career brings.