Cardinals’ Kyler Murray must challenge Stephen Curry to a 3-point contest
It’s no secret that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is a two-sport athlete. A couple of years ago, Murray became the first player to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB after the Cardinals selected him with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Oakland Athletics took him in the MLB Draft with the ninth-overall selection
However, with the league still in its offseason, Murray has shown that he is also good at yet another sport.
— Kyler Murray (@K1) April 11, 2021
In a video posted on his Twitter account, the 23-year-old can be seen draining three-pointers from all over the court. He even teased a potential tryout or appearance for the Phoenix Suns in the video’s caption. But with a 37-15 record and the second seed in the Western Conference, it’s unlikely that the Suns need help at the moment.
Kyler Murray Versus Steph Curry Is The Face-Off We Need
Kyler Murray isn’t the only NFL player to show that he can also play basketball. Just last month, Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett posted a video of him playing hoops and even dunking all over someone. Murray’s video, however, exhibits his shooting skill from beyond the arc that only the NBA’s best guards possess. Can the former Oklahoma signal-caller actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry, the league’s reigning three-point contest champion?
On the football field, Kyler Murray is coming off a strong 2020 season that saw him make his first Pro Bowl selection. In 16 games for Arizona, he completed 67.2% of his passes for 3,971 passing yards and 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. The Cardinals, however, finished the season with an 8-8 record and narrowly missed the playoffs.
In the meantime, with the league still in the offseason, Murray’s impressive shooting shows that he may have actually been a three-sport athlete all this time.