Projected starting quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, Kyler Murray, now has some tough decisions to make coming forward. The apparent heir to Heisman Trophy winner and first overall pick, Baker Mayfield; Kyler Murray is looking to make splash either on the field and/or on the diamond.
However, Kyler just so happens to be the star outfielder for the Sooners; well actually maybe outfielder for the Oakland A’s.
The Oakland Athletics drafted the two-sport star from Oklahoma, 9th overall in the MLB draft. He is slotted to earn $4.7 million dollars, being the value for the ninth pick.
The A’s knew he would be playing football for the Sooners in the upcoming football season. I love the risk the A’s are taking with drafting Murray, these are the moves that make or break certain franchises.
Oakland is aware and perfectly fine with him playing football, they are confident with Murray eventually becoming a future All-Star in the league.
Kyler Murray has already confirmed he will be playing football for the Sooners in the upcoming fall. Coach Lincoln Riley confirmed it with a statement: “We’re looking forward to getting him back around our team this summer, and he’s excited to get into workouts and help us online to pursue another championship.”
Murray will have many avenues to explore before, during, and after the football season, he has time. His height and injury risk potentially could factor into his decision.
Standing at roughly 5’10. same size as Baker. Murray skill set might actually be better suited in the MLB. He has the blazing speed and unique power, the traits that make Kyler a sensational athlete.Embed from Getty Images
At the end of the day, we are witnessing a unique and tremendous talent flourishing at two sports, while being selected ninth in the MLB draft. Either if he ends up suiting up on Saturdays (possibly Sundays) or tearing it up on the diamond, he will be a human highlight for either sport.