Report: Baseball Details Emerge From The Kyler Murray Contract
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray famously turned down a contract with the Oakland A to enter the NFL in 2019.
But A still has his baseball rights, should he ever decide to give up football.
However, after signing his five-year $230 million contract extension with the Cardinals today,
Some interesting language about baseball was revealed.
According to Arizona sports insider John Gambadoro, the deal contains language that avoids certain guarantees when Murray plays baseball.
The deal also includes a no-trade clause.
But more importantly, Murray can't pull off a Deion Sanders and try to play two games at the same time.
Luckily for Cardinals fans, this hasn't been an issue so far.
Kyler Murray finished ninth overall in the 2018 MLB draft and even signed a $4.6 million deal,
But returned to college for another — ultimately unbelievable — college football season.
Leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoffs after winning the Big 12 title and the Heisman Trophy,
Murray decided that he would stick to football instead.
Still, in 2019 there was little speculation that Kyler Murray might be leaving the NFL altogether.
And stick to baseball. Especially if he didn't quite go up in the NFL Draft.
But after going first overall,
It was clear that big bucks await him in the NFL. And today's contract extension proved it.