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It's being reported that Kyler Murray is going to forego baseball and enter the NFL draft. I know that most people will think "why turn down all that baseball money", but since Murray is a QB, he can probably earn more in the NFL, than in baseball.
If he's drafted near the top of the 1st round he will get a guaranteed $20-30M in his rookie contract (and at least $10M if he's anywhere in the first round). If he is halfway successful, he will be looking at $150 guaranteed in the NFL after 5 years.
Also, NFL QB's don't get beat up like they used to, so there isn't the physical damage which some people argue for baseball.
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@Mavric You're right - see John Elway. Told them if he wasn't traded (in the NFL), they could piss off and he'd play baseball instead.
That's who I immediately thought of. Of course, a lot of things have changed in 35 year.
Saw an ESPN segment at lunch that speculated that he'd be a 1st round pick if he said he'd give up baseball but a 6th round pick if he wouldn't commit. That seems plausible.
NFL Draft picks are so valuable now that teams need to be assured that the guy they are drafting is going to (or be able to) play football.
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