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  1. #1
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    Kyler Murray Baseball vs. Football revisited

    Now that we know the facts it wasn't even close in terms of money. His rookie NFL contract is a fully guaranteed 35 million dollar 4 year deal with a 5th year team option including a 23 million dollar signing bonus. In the end it was a no brainer vs. the antiquated overly team friendly baseball team control salary structure in which he would have had a 6 million dollar signing bonus with As then would have had to wait several years to get paid any serious money. If you are a decent to premium level QB there is no comparison which sport to play if money is a consideration.

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    I don't know how much of a conversation there is now that he went #1. He's going to make a lot of money and even if he flops, he'll find a backup job where he will get paid pretty well. The argument for baseball was the ceiling of pay he could make if he was excellent and his long term health.

    Football is a very prosperous sport. The problem is certain money is not guaranteed unlike MLB and that his life after football can be problematic from a health perspective.
    Last edited by metswon69; 08-16-2019 at 01:44 PM.

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    Yeah, he went number 1 overall, so it didn't matter. It was a conversation if he had been a lotto pick in the NFL, and the 9th overall pick in the MLB. But he shot up draft boards and went number 1. So it didn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Yeah, he went number 1 overall, so it didn't matter. It was a conversation if he had been a lotto pick in the NFL, and the 9th overall pick in the MLB. But he shot up draft boards and went number 1. So it didn't matter.
    agree

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