Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kyler Murray is an accomplished athlete besides football, having successfully played baseball while in college. And while it isn’t unusual to see this on the college level, there have been few athletes that were able to simultaneously play both sports as pros. Well, it seems like Murray believes he will be one of them.
Murray was the ninth overall pick in 2018 MLB Draft by Oakland Athletics and seemed like he was destined for an MLB career. However, after a breakout season as a QB for Oklahoma Sooners, he ended up deciding to choose football and became the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. But that doesn’t mean he gave up from baseball completely.
Speaking with the Arizona Republic recently, Murray said that he thinks he could play in NFL and MLB at the same time.
“I think I could,” said Murray. “Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it. I’ve been playing both my whole life. I would love to add that to the résumé.”
Still, the 22-year-old won’t be entreating this idea right now.
“I don’t understand why in sports they try to marginalize it,” he added. “They try to make you pick one and I get it, but we’ll see. I think it would be fun. Right now, though, I’m just focused on football.”
Kyler Murray had ups and downs in his rookie season with Cardinals, but ended up delivering a solid first-year campaign. Murray finished 2019 by passing for 3,722 passing yards and 20 touchdowns while adding 544 rushing yards and four rushing TDs.