Regardless of all the criticism that Kyler Murray has received over the past few weeks, the dual-threat quarterback is ready to defy all the odds in the NFL. Just like his announcement said on Twitter, he is fully committed to proving he’ll be successful at the next level.
Murray was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics. Instead of focusing all of his resources toward the diamond, he decided to stay with the Oklahoma Sooners to play football for one season.
In his only season as the starting quarterback for the Sooners, Murray shined en route to the Heisman Trophy. He also led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff.
Unfortunately there are critics all around the sports world doubting Murray’s decision, which includes a former star quarterback from Georgia.
College football analyst Aaron Murray believes it makes more sense to play in the MLB instead of the NFL, ultimately hinting that the Oklahoma superstar is making the wrong choice.
“I think bad. It’s baseball, man. That’s a lot of money and it’s a longer career,” Aaron Murray said during a radio appearance. “He’s electric. I think he’s a heckuva quarterback and we can all agree he’s fun to watch. He has tools that will translate to the NFL with his arm strength and his ability to extend plays. But this is coming from a quarterback who is 6-foot and has played in the league — he’s going to have difficulties. He’s not a big kid at all. He’s 5-9, 5-10. I’ll be really interested to see at the NFL Combine what he measures out at.
“If I was in Kyler’s position, I would play baseball. You can play a lot longer than NFL. I think he’ll be a first-round pick because he’s a heckuva of an athlete and a heckuva competitor.”
Aaron Murray did have positive remarks to share about Kyler Murray, but it’s hard to ignore his comments about potentially losing out on tons of money.
Whether people knock his stature or his unorthodox playing style, it’s clear that Murray will more than enough motivation to prove his doubters wrong.