Former Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray has formally chosen soccer over baseball.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, who was drafted ninth by the Oakland A’s within the 2018 Main League Baseball Draft, made his emotions recognized on social media Monday afternoon.
He merely went along with his coronary heart and his old flame.
He picked Erik Burkhardt of Choose Sports activities Group as his agent for soccer, per sources.
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Now the query is whether or not Murray would be the chosen one within the 2019 NFL Draft, as within the No. 1 total decide by the Arizona Cardinals.
Murray was already thought-about as a doable first-round decide. ESPN draft specialists Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have him going among the many high 13, probably as excessive as No. 5.
He has an opportunity to be the primary participant drafted within the first spherical by the NFL and MLB.
However the resolution to decide on Burkhardt as his agent has now opened up the potential of him going so much larger, like first total.
Burkhardt also represents Kingsbury. And it doesn’t take a mind surgeon to attach the dots.
And there’s no denying Kingsbury’s affinity for Murray courting again to his days because the Texas Tech coach final season when he brazenly said he said he would take OU star No. 1 total if it was as much as him.
It wasn’t his selection then however so much has modified since, together with Kingsbury being fired by Texas Tech, employed because the offensive coordinator at USC after which leaving that submit to take the Cardinals head job.
He was employed by Arizona primarily due to his offensive experience and information of the faculty unfold assault that’s altering the face of the NFL, in addition to his prowess in creating quarterbacks at Texas Tech.
ESPN school soccer knowledgeable Kirk Herbstreit has already linked the dots.
Murray is ideal for his scheme and system, just like former his former Texas Tech protege Patrick Mahomes, now the quarterback of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, who gained NFL MVP award in 2018 along with his revolutionary type of play.
Whereas Murray is undersized at 5-foot-10 at finest, his velocity and quickness are off the charts. And he can throw it in addition to any quarterback within the draft.
Per an NFL scouting director, Murray has an opportunity to be “excellent in the suitable system. They should create a school system for him. He’s Michael Vick in a Doug Flutie physique. He has the ability and is hard. It’s arduous to foretell for me.”
It won’t be arduous to foretell for Kingsbury who has the suitable system for Murray.
That the Cardinals drafted quarterback Josh Rosen within the first spherical final season might or will not be an issue. He drafted by the earlier workers and might be supplied up as commerce bait on draft day.
That’s already the scuttle however in NFL circles.
“Kingsbury goes to draft him and commerce Rosen,” per an unnamed agent through textual content. “Traditional.”