Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals participates in an low season exercise at Dignity Well being Arizona Cardinals Coaching Heart on June 09, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photograph by Christian Petersen/Getty Photographs)
Whereas Kyler Murray’s main focus is on soccer, the Arizona Cardinals quarterback is carving out a pleasant profession within the e-gaming world and nonetheless hasn’t misplaced that itch to play baseball.
However does he contemplate himself a three-sport athlete?
Murray, who will likely be entrance and middle on the duvet Sports activities Illustrated subsequent month as a member of the gaming crew FaZe Clan, didn’t promote himself quick following the conclusion of Cardinals minicamp on Thursday.
“I nonetheless maintain onto the three-sport title,” Murray stated smiling concerning soccer, gaming and baseball. “If the day got here the place I obtained to do what I wished do, which I’m leaving it open — however I believe I might nonetheless play for positive, however we’ll add the gaming onto that. Don’t shortchange me, please.”
Murray’s aspirations of enjoying baseball in some unspecified time in the future in his profession haven’t faltered since he entered the league as a No. 1 decide in 2019, a 12 months faraway from being taken ninth general by the Oakland Athletics within the MLB Draft.
It’s actually labored out for Murray as he enters his third season as Arizona’s beginning quarterback after setting profession marks throughout the board and incomes a Professional Bowl nod in 2020.
Nonetheless, the considered baseball in some unspecified time in the future hasn’t been misplaced on the sign caller.
“I do know all people round right here in all probability feels in a different way about it, however me personally, I performed [baseball] my entire life,” Murray stated. “If I ever had the chance for positive I might undoubtedly go for it. … I’m positive anybody else asking me would too. I’m not attempting to start out something, I’m simply speaking.”
Because it stands, Murray’s rookie contract prevents him from enjoying baseball. He’s in Yr 3 of a four-year deal that features a fifth-year choice.
– Murray on the Sports activities Illustrated cowl:
“It was enjoyable, it was dope. … [You see] your favourite athletes on the duvet and now with the ability to do it with guys that I’ve watched on Twitch, guys that I’ve been capable of construct a relationship with and kinda do that sports-gaming deal, it was an amazing expertise and I’m glad to be part of it.”