Of course, this likely doesn't mean anything about the former Oakland Athletics first-round pick and his chances of leaving the Arizona Cardinals for MLB. Many are of course floating the idea out there, however, as Murray has expressed interest in returning to baseball during his young NFL career.
If Kyler decides to put on the baseball spikes again, it would indeed likely be with the A's. Because Oakland was the team to take him No. 9 overall in the draft, the outfielder's rights still belong to the franchise.
Kyler Murray has the chance to be dangerous on the diamond if he returns to the LA Angels' AL West rival Oakland A's.
The LA Angels shouldn't be scared to death of Kyler Murray, but it will of course be notable if he heads back to our division. He was truly a terrific ballplayer for the University of Oklahoma. In his last season of college ball (2018), he hit .296/.398/.556 (.954 OPS) with 10 jacks, 46 runs, and 47 RBIs in 51 games.
That lightning speed he flashes on the football field every Sunday was on full display as well at OU, where he stole 10 bases. Heck, he even had 12 stolen bases in his other season where he only played 27 games.
There's no need to assume that the Pro Bowl QB will head back to baseball just yet, but it is certainly interesting that he made this move with his online profile. With the A's appearing to soon enter fire-sale mode, adding a long-lost first round standout prospect would mean a lot to their franchise.