Kyler Murray is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics. This week, Murray has declared for the NFL Draft as it would appear as though he’s determined to be the first ever 4’10 quarterback to have success in the league.
Here are 4 reasons why Kyler Murray should play baseball:
1. Guaranteed Millions
Baker Mayfield, the number one overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, signed a 4-year $32 million deal with the Cleveland Browns. That’s not nothing. Being a top pick is good money in the NFL.
But that’s assuming that Murray gets drafted number one overall which isn’t at all a definite outcome. By the time the NFL Combine comes around and all of the draft ‘experts’ dissect his game into pieces and we spend all spring talking about how tiny he is, my man might fall to the 2nd or 3rd round.
Mason Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round by the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. He signed a 4-year $3 million deal. An astronomically worse deal and Murray is the type of quarterback that you’d have to build an entire offense around which is means he loses value as a backup quarterback.
The bullshit reason teams said for not signing Colin Kaepernick as a backup is because he didn’t ‘fit their systems’. Well, that would actually be true in regards to Murray because he would need an offensive playbook full of bootleg runs out of the pocket considering he’s 4’8 and can’t throw
Baseball as of late, has gotten very tight with their spending and that house of cards may collapse when the collective bargaining agreement ends and players go on strike but that’s also a good thing for Murray’s baseball future as he would be up for a massive payday around 2025 or 2026 long after MLB fixes everything and starts handing out those stupid 10-year $240 million Albert Pujols contracts again.
So would you rather make $30 million in the short term or $240 million for the rest of your life?
2. He’s Going To Be a Bust
I just sneaky alluded to this but yea, the tiny Heisman winning quarterback that was electric in college football often doesn’t translate to the NFL. I recognize the league is changing as coaching staffs are tailoring their offenses around the college schemes and setting their young stars up for success.
For every Baker Mayfield, there
My man’s going to be out of the league before Tom Brady.
3. He Can Save Baseball
Do you realize what Kyler Murray agreeing to play for the Oakland Athletics instead of playing football would mean for the game of baseball? Major League Baseball has taken so many L’s over the years. This would be the first high profile athlete that they can put on every billboard and declare as the face of the sport.
And unlike Mike Trout, Kyler clearly wants to be a star otherwise he wouldn’t be considering football as an option at all so he can put the sport on his back. Plus, he’s more of an American
4. Long Term Health
There’s a gigantic elephant in the room and only retired NFL players can see it because their brains have been ground to dust and they’re seeing illusions of elephants and shit.
If you have the option between spending all of your time slamming your skull into linebackers or playing a game where you can literally chew gum while performing at the highest level, you choose the latter. Every time. Sunflower seeds or smelling salts?
Barry Bonds is going to outlive all of us while there’s a defensive tackle in the league right now that’s going to pull a Chris Benoit by the time I finish writing this article because his brain hurts.
Football is suicide. Baseball is forever. Go Yankees.
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