NFL news: Odds released on who will draft Kyler Murray
On Thursday evening, BetOnline.ag released the official odds on who will draft the two-sport sensation, Kyler Murray. So far, the odds are the Raiders at +325, the Jaguars at +350, the Giants at +400 and then the Cardinals at +500.
Murray has been a big part of recent sports media discussion, as many believe that the college star should play baseball over football. In baseball, there’s a chance to make more money and not receive injuries that will impact your entire life. However, elite quarterbacks in the NFL get paid extremely well and are less likely to receive blows to the head under the modern rules.
The Raiders are looking for a franchise quarterback, and if Jon Gruden likes him, they may snag him early on in the first round. Both the Giants and the Jaguars desperately need a quarterback upgrade (sorry, Eli Manning) and the Cardinals new head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been very outspoken about his appreciation of Murray before he was even acquired by the team.
To everybody’s surprise, Murray announced via his own Twitter account that he was declaring for the NFL draft. Even though many people have wondered if this means that he will reject his $4.66 million deal with the Oakland Athletics outright. They had drafted him ninth overall in this past year’s draft.
Kyler Murray is reportedly going to enter the NFL draft after being drafted 9th overall in the MLB draft last year.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2019
Murray would be the first two-star athlete to be selected in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts. It will be very interesting to see what Murray chooses to play moving forward, but only time will tell.