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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Deion Sanders advises Kyler Murray to choose baseball

After declaring for the NFL draft on Monday, Kyler Murray must choose between football and baseball. One man who’s been in Murray’s position before, two-sport legend Deion Sanders, knows which decision he’d make if he was in the Heisman Trophy winner’s shoes.

Sanders suggested that Murray, an Oakland Athletics draft pick who’s already agreed to a signing bonus with the team, forego life in the NFL and stick to baseball.

“If I was in his shoes, I’m picking up the baseball bat and I’m not looking back,” Sanders said on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

So, any chance he’ll be listened to?

 

QLE Posted: January 16, 2019 at 08:25 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: choose baseball, deion sanders, kyler murray

Friday, January 11, 2019

Inside Kyler Murray’s football-vs.-baseball decision

Dan O’Dowd had a great idea last night on MLB Tonight. With the changes in the CBA it’s a lot more difficult for baseball to compete with football because of the limits on bonuses. He suggested a change in the CBA whereby a team can match an NFL bonus, so baseball can better compete with the NFL.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 11, 2019 at 09:57 AM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, kyler murray

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kyler Murray: Is The NFL A More Lucrative Option Than MLB for Oklahoma QB?

It’s not as cut and dried as you might think.

To offer one more comparison, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw grew up together. Kershaw has been one of the best players in baseball over the past decade. Generously, Stafford could be described as a slightly above-average NFL quarterback. He’s made one Pro Bowl. In 10 seasons, Stafford has earned $178 million. If he plays the final four years of his current contract, he’ll have earned over $262 million. Kershaw has earned $173 million so far over 11 seasons. He will earn $266 million by the end of his current deal in 2021.

Both players are 30 years old, but because he’s a quarterback, there’s a good chance Stafford’s career will last longer than Kershaw’s. In 2018, seven of the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks are 35 or older. Four are 37 or older. Of the 196 pitchers and hitters who qualified for the ERA or batting title last season, 11 were 35 or older. Only three were 37 or older.

Murray will have a big decision to make going forward. But MLB’s decision to put a hard limit on draft bonuses and prohibit major league contracts for two-sport stars as draftees makes it hard for baseball to compete financially when it comes to quarterbacks.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 10, 2018 at 11:14 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, kyler murray

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kyler Murray still plans to give up football for baseball after Oklahoma season

NORMAN, Okla.—Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray said Monday that even though he thinks he could play in the NFL, he’s still preparing to move on with his baseball career and give up football after this season.

“As of now, that’s the plan,” Murray said.

This summer, Murray was the ninth overall pick of the Oakland Athletics in the MLB Draft. He agreed to a deal with the A’s that included a $4.66 million signing bonus.

So, how do we interpret this decision?

QLE Posted: November 27, 2018 at 08:43 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: football, kyler murray, making up your mind

 

 

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