There aren't many people Kyler Murray can seek advice from to make the decision on playing football or baseball.
There's Bo Jackson, or Deion Sanders, of course, and Drew Henson. The latter recently compared playing in both sports on MLB Network Radio, specifically in the minor leagues:
Former Michigan QB and Yankees prospect Drew Henson: #Athletics Kyler Murray faces a tough transition from college football to the minor leagues. pic.twitter.com/Vcapcxw9ll— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 2, 2019
Henson was a USA Today High School All-American in 1997 and accepted a football scholarship with the University of Michigan where he competed for the job of starting quarterback against none other than Tom Brady. He eventually got the starting role once Brady graduated.
Henson left before his senior year after signing a six-year, $17 million deal with the Yankees.
After spending most of his career playing throughout the organization, he played in eight games with the Yankees in 2002, and '03 -- he retired from the sport in 2004. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2003 and was traded to the Cowboys the following season. He played in nine games across two NFL teams.
Now that we have Henson's résumé out of the way ...
We don't know how far Murray will get in his baseball career. I say baseball career because that's ultimately the direction he has chosen to take.
Getting advice from someone who has a cup of coffee in the bigs and appears to have weighed all of his options is interesting to see. We, of course, can only imagine the thoughts going through the Heisman Trophy winner's head, but we can appreciate the fact someone is opening up about what he's dealt with. And the realities of playing in the Minors is something Murray needs to grasp on when he's writing his pros and cons list.
I think he knows what he's doing.