According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray’s number is $15M.
He wants big time money to stick with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow.
The A’s are doing everything they can, sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet with him.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 13, 2019
Incredible news. Kyler Murray originally accepted a $4.66 million signing bonus to sign with the Oakland A’s after he was their 1st pick and 9th overall selection in the June 2018 first year player draft. Today, Murray revealed that he would need to make money comparable to that of an NFL first round draft pick in order to stick with baseball.
To put things in perspective the last pick of the 1st round in the 2018 NFL Draft, Lamar Jackson, has around $8 million in guaranteed money over the next four years.
We already know that Kyler is dominant in two sports. He is probably the only athlete to be drafted in the first round of two major sports. Therefore…Kyler is 2/2 at being amazing at sports. Scientifically his skills could translate to any other sport.
According to USA Today, Floyd Mayweather made $285 million in 2018. To put things in perspective, that is a difference of $280,340,000. The entire Oakland A’s payroll last year was $107 million according to the one page I looked at. If we were to compare Kyler with Floyd, the largest athletic difference is Floyd has zero Heisman trophies.
According to Forbes, Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo took home $84 Million and $61 Million. Keep in mind, neither player uses their hands when they play. Kyler can throw and hit. Since he would be using two more appendages than they currently use we could double the salaries. In Kyler money that would be $168 Million and $122 Million.
Lewis Hamilton took home $42 Million driving race cars last year. As far as I know, Kyler has his driver’s license. He also already has a helmet. Easy transition for the Heisman winner.
At the end of the day, Kyler is young. He has plenty of options out there for him. There is no need to rush to a decision.