As someone who was drafted into MLB, the NFL and the NBA, Dave Winfield can relate to what Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is going through.
Winfield endorses Murray’s decision to play baseball.
“It’s pretty intelligent to play baseball,” Winfield said to TMZ Sports. “You don’t get hurt as much.”
Not too long ago, this didn’t feel like much of a debate. Murray’s NFL prospects were dim and he was one of the top players taken in the 2018 MLB Draft. Murray was signed by the Oakland Athletics, who selected him ninth overall.
But Murray has also had a big year for the Sooners. He’ll likely be a Heisman finalist and his Oklahoma team could end up in the playoff.
Winfield clearly made the right decision. He had a tremendous MLB career and was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility. He summed up the debate with a simple question, asking “any football players you know play 22 years!?”