A year ago, or April 25, 2019, Kyler Murray was selected in the first row of the draft of the NFL by the Arizona Cardinals. Considered as a quarter-back exception, it had to decide with the other sport where he has dominated throughout his life : baseball.
With the benefit of hindsight, the athlete of 22 years seems to have made the right decision, being named the best offensive player in the first year to the end of the last season of the NFL. As a team, the “Cards” have not been particularly impressive with a record of 5-10-1, but Murray doesn’t have to be ashamed of his performance.
The product of the University of Oklahoma has obtained the 16 departures from the club and has accumulated gains of 3722 yards passing for 20 touchdowns. Is already expected to much from the young prodigy, and the arrival of the receivers star DeAndre Hopkins will surely show his full potential.
The appeal of the baseball
If the experience of playing in the NFL does more in one day for Murray, he could always turn to major league baseball, who was selected ninth overall by the Athletics from Oakland to the draft of 2018. To this day, it is the only professional athlete to have heard his name pronounced in the first round when these two auctions.
And the talented athlete has not yet closed the door to baseball. Last January, he even expressed the desire to reconcile the two sports in the near future. “I think I could do it. Athletically, I could do that. I played two sports my whole life. I’d like to add that to my C. V.”, was it mentioned in the daily Arizona Republic.
For the time being, Murray continues to attract attention as a potential candidate for the title of mvp of the NFL in 2020, at least according to the punters. At the beginning of the month of April, approximately 12% of bets in this sense, the favored.