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Cardinals’ Kyler Murray brings up playing baseball again: ‘I’m just talking’

Kyler Murray is not closing the door on enjoying baseball. At least not but.

The Cardinals quarterback mentioned the concept with reporters Thursday. He is aware of it is not an choice so long as he is with Arizona, however he likes to maintain speaking about it.

Murray was chosen ninth general by the Athletics within the 2018 MLB Draft as an outfielder after logging a .296 common, 10 house runs and 10 stolen bases as a junior at Oklahoma.

MORE: How good was Kyler Murray as a baseball participant?

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Certainly, Murray would have an opportunity to make it as a significant leaguer if he determined to take up baseball full time, but it surely does not appear doubtless that he shall be leaving the NFL any time quickly. He posted 3,971 passing yards, 819 dashing yards, 37 whole touchdowns and 12 interceptions final season with the Cardinals and practically led them to a playoff berth in his second season.

Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury likes him — “I feel everyone knows the expertise is immense, and he has an opportunity to be pretty much as good as anyone on this league,” Kingsbury mentioned earlier this offseason — and if Murray continues to play properly, he ought to earn a profitable contract extension from the Cardinals.

That would doubtless imply no baseball, however with a possible nine-figure contract in tow, Murray would not thoughts.

As such, it appears to be like as if Murray shall be a soccer participant until he can speak his approach into changing into a two-sport athlete or pulls a Tim Tebow and goes straight to the minors as soon as his NFL profession is over.

But if all goes properly, the latter situation would not come up for fairly a while.

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