When Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray announced that he would focus full time on football, plenty of people thought he was making the wrong choice, as he was also a first-round draft pick in Major League Baseball. No one can claim he made the wrong choice now, but Murray says that in a perfect world, he’d still be playing baseball.
Murray said on Tiki and Tierney that he loved being a multi-sport athlete growing up and wishes he still could be.
“I played football, baseball, basketball growing up my whole life. I miss basketball — I didn’t get to play as much as I may have wanted to. But I miss baseball, for sure, just being in the box, being out there with the guys competing,” Murray said. “But I know I’m where supposed to be at. If I had chosen baseball, I’d be missing football a lot more. For me, I wish I could do both. I definitely feel like I could. I never say never, but as of right now, I’m having fun doing what I love.”
Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders famously played both baseball and football, and played both at a high level. But being a starting quarterback is different. Murray seems to know his baseball days are done, even as he leaves a little room for the possibility that he could give baseball one more try.