Kyler Murray: I Miss Baseball, ‘Never Say Never’ On Playing In Both NFL And MLB

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Kyler Murray has a pretty good idea what he’d be doing if he weren’t quarterbacking the Arizona Cardinals. He would be playing professional baseball.

And the idea of trying to play both sports often crosses his mind, Murray said during an appearance on Tiki and Tierney.

“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,” Murray said. “But I miss baseball, for sure, just being in the box, being out there with the guys competing.”

Murray is having a breakout season in his second year. He threw the pass of the NFL season on Sunday vs. Buffalo Bills, a Hail Mary to DeAndre Hopkins that won the game.

OutKick’s Clay Travis also made a good point recently when he said that Murray has become what everyone expected Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson to be this year.

So Murray is a quarterback whose star is still rising. That’s pretty clear.

But he was also a first-round pick in the MLB draft. From the sounds of things, he is leaving that door open to professional baseball one day.

“I miss baseball for sure, but I know I’m where I’m supposed to be,” he said. “I definitely feel like I could (do both). I never say never… (after my next contract) I’ll definitely have some wiggle room.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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