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What Kyler Murray needs to do………


AMES, IA – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners passes the ball in the second half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma Sooners won 37-27 over the Iowa State Cyclones.(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)



Baseball or football?  MLB or NFL?  Balls and strikes or rush and pass attempts?  What should Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray do?  It is, right now, all good for this former Oklahoma Sooner football and baseball standout.  He is on the cusp of becoming a million dollar man many times over.


Looking at his unique situation, the athletic ability of Murray is coveted by teams of both football and baseball, and the two leagues know that they could add a major star for their sport.


Does the young super athlete want to take his football game to the NFL where he could be the face of a franchise for many years to come?  Or does the prospect of a spot in the outfield on a MLB team for the next fifteen years excite the fans of the diamond?



Both scenarios are there for the picking for Murray, but both come with dangers.  It will take a few years for Murray to become a full time roster name on a big league baseball team.  And if he cannot hit a curve ball?  We all know what that means.  And let us not forget, not all bonus babies can hit that damn curve.


As for a five foot nine and three fourths inch football quarterback that is not all that bulky, a blow in an exhibition game could end a football career before it ever really gets started in the NFL.  Yes, very negative, but realistic.  Quick, tell me the name of the last star quarterback in the League that was less than five foot ten?


Hers is my take.  Go get drafted in the NFL.


Most people that follow the NFL draft believe Murray will be a first round choice and even a few think he could go number one to Arizona and join up with Kliff Kingsbury, former head coach at Texas Tech who said he would take him number one in the draft if given the opportunity. He does now have that opportunity. In the case that he is drafted in the second or third round of the draft, Murray could tell the NFL that he will not sign with that team and join the Oakland A’s and take that nice paycheck that is on the table.


Either way, Murray lets things play out this spring and summer and in the finality of the situation, he can choose his sport at the last minute.


That is the way I see it sports fans.


Feature Photo:  KikisTalk.com

<> at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 15, 2018 in Oakland, California.


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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

2 Responses to “What Kyler Murray needs to do………”

  1. January 16, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Jeez, Kyler Murray never played for Kingsbury or Tx Tech. He played for Sumlin at Tx A&M.

    • January 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

      you are correct Randy….thanks for the input…totally appreciated!

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