Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray on Playing Baseball Professionally: “I Never Say Never”

Kyler Murray in 2018. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Long before he was dropping game-winning Hail Mary passes in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Kyler Murray was a baseball prospect. He was even drafted ninth overall by Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB draft and the team made a strong push to lure him to baseball before Murray chose football.

As it turns out, despite being a big NFL star, Murray gladly remembers his time as a baseball player. And he still would like to give it a go as a professional in this sport.

Speaking on Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday, Murray said that he misses baseball and

“I miss baseball, for sure…For me, I wish I could do both,” said Murray during his appearance on Tiki and Tierney on Wednesday. “I definitely feel like I could. I never say never.”

Murray played two seasons of college baseball with Oklahoma Sooners. While his first season in 2017 didn’t go according to plan, he bounced back the year after with an impressive showing. Despite playing just 51 games in 2018, he batted .296 while delivering 10 home runs, 47 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases.

Despite his baseball success, Murray chose football and it’s safe to say that he didn’t make a mistake. The 23-year-old player is currently in the MVP conversation after leading the Cardinals to a surprising 6-3 start of the season.