Kyler Murray still hopes to someday be a two-sport star.
The first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft is entering a pivotal third season with the Arizona Cardinals, but he's let it be known he still envisions playing Major League Baseball as well.
"If the time came where I got to do what I wanted to do, which - I don't know, but I'm leaving it open. I think I can still play for sure," the quarterback said Thursday, according to team reporter Darren Urban.
Drafted ninth overall by MLB's Oakland Athletics in 2018, Murray famously chose football over baseball after winning the Heisman Trophy with Oklahoma later that year.
The 23-year-old's NFL contract prohibits him from playing baseball, and he knows the Cardinals wouldn't be thrilled about his desire to play two sports at once.
"I know everybody around (the team) probably feels different about it," he said. "But, me personally, I played the game my whole life. If I ever had the opportunity, for sure, I would definitely go for it."
But with Arizona recently completing a busy offseason that included signing veteran stars J.J. Watt and A.J. Green and the club looking to end its five-year playoff drought, Murray emphasized that he doesn't want his baseball dreams to be a distraction.
"I'm not trying to start anything," he said. "I'm just talking."