vonbearsalot wrote:Just want to pop in here to admit I was wrong. I really thought this was a leverage play to get more money from the A's.
I don't understand choosing football over baseball. Sure, it's more fun to watch and probably more fun to play, but careers are so much shorter and so much more fraught with risk.
But maybe this is just Murray's first symptoms of CTA?
I read an article on Murray suggesting that his baseball pedigree is not nearly as advanced as his football pedigree, so the early money he will make in the NFL even if he doesn't pan out as a starter is going to dwarf what he would make in baseball if he doesn't pan out.
The article also suggested he was 50/50 to make it out of the minors in baseball. Now I have no idea how accurate that is, but if he struggles at all in the minors he's never getting a huge 2nd deal.
In the NFL? Rosterable QBs are getting 8 figures for holding clip boards.