Kyler Murray is an NFL quarterback. For the time being, he’s not going to consider a career change. But he’s not ruling out a future in another sport.
Murray was taken ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland A’s. He chose football instead. But he’s still interested in playing baseball again one day.
“I played (baseball) my whole life,” Murray said on Thursday. “If I ever had the opportunity, for sure, I would definitely go for it. … I’m not trying to say anything. I’m just talking.”
Murray isn’t allowed to play baseball based on his current rookie contract, so he won’t try and do so anytime soon. But the next time his contract negotiations roll around, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not he tries to remove the no-baseball clause.
Kyler Murray has a no-baseball clause in his rookie contract, but holds out hope of playing in the NFL and MLB.
"I played (baseball) my whole life. If I ever had the opportunity, for sure, I would definitely go for it. … I'm not trying to say anything. I'm just talking."
— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) June 10, 2021
Could Kyler Murray be the next two-sport star? Sign us up. The Arizona Cardinals may not be too happy with it, though.
Murray has become the franchise quarterback the Cardinals were hoping he’d become. The last thing Arizona probably wants is for Murray to pay attention to two sports, taking some of his time away from football.
Murray is plenty talented enough to play both sports, though. He did so when he was attending the University of Oklahoma.
The No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft is keeping the door open for a potential return to baseball. We’ll have to wait and see how the Arizona Cardinals feel about that.