Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was selected by the Oakland Athletics with the 9th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft and received a $4.66 million signing bonus.
Murray was a power-hitting outfielder at Oklahoma, where he won the Heisman Trophy as the Sooners’ quarterback and was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Many thought Murray would end up playing baseball but he ended up playing football and did pretty damn good at it too. Today he was asked by the Arizona Republic if he would like to play both sports and his answer is not surprising.
“I think I could,” Murray told the Arizona Republic. “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.”
“I don’t understand why in sports they try to marginalize it,” Murray told the Republic. “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.”
The A’s still hold the rights to Murray, and while he may want to focus on his football career in which he passed for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns, why can’t he play both sports? I mean Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders did it. What do you think? Should the Cardinals let him play both?