Report: Cardinals to be protected if Murray bolts to MLB

The Arizona Cardinals and the agent for No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray have agreed to contract terms that will shield the team financially should Murray decide to leave football and play baseball,’s Michael Silver reported Friday.

“For those wondering: the Cardinals, after conversations with Kyler Murray’s agent, are satisfied that there is a general philosophical agreement on contract language protecting the team in the event the QB decided to play baseball,” Silver tweeted.

Murray, who is represented by Erik Burkhardt, is expected to sign a four-year deal worth at least $35 million. The No. 1 pick last year, Baker Mayfield, received a $32 million contract.

Murray on Thursday night became the first person in history to be selected in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts. The Oakland A’s took Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 baseball draft, and the A’s allowed him to play one final season of college football at Oklahoma.

He won the Heisman Trophy and led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. His success on the field led to him changing his mind and changing sports.

–Field Level Media

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