Kyler Murray is the odds-on favorite to win the Oklahoma starting quarterback job, but he could have a tough decision ahead of him.
Murray has been doing so well on Oklahoma’s baseball team that he could get drafted by a major league baseball team. ESPN’s Kyle Peterson had some strong praise for Murray during the ESPNU broadcast of the Oklahoma-Texas game, according to fellow ESPN employee Jake Trotter.
“From a scout’s standpoint, when you look at Kyler Murray, you see potential — and a ton of it,” said Peterson.
“Is there a possibility Kyler Murray gets enough money, enough of an offer from a major league club that he says, ‘You know what — sorry, Sooners, I’m out of here’? I don’t know. I tell you one thing with absolute certainty: There’s a significant future for him in this game. I don’t know when. But he’s an exciting prospect. And to me, as exciting a prospect in the outfield as we have in college baseball just because the upside is so good.”
Is playing two sports proving detrimental to Kyler Murray?
The grind of playing two major college sports has apparently been getting to Murray. The Oklahoma spring football game didn’t feature much offense, Murray only completed 11 of 21 passes for 85 yards and no touchdowns. The day was windy, but according to Trotter, Murray has also been “feeling it in my legs.”
If Murray is drafted by the MLB, he’ll need to make a decision: football or baseball. And matter what sport he chooses, you can be assured he’ll be able to thrive by concentrating only on it.