Kyler Murray wins 2018 Heisman Trophy

ESPN — All throughout his heralded junior football season at Oklahoma, two-sport star Kyler Murray opined on the myriad ways lessons learned on the baseball diamond had paid off for him.

But it was what the gridiron taught him on June 2, 2016, that sent him on a collision course toward his crowning achievement in Times Square on Saturday night. Two years ago, Murray’s patience, trust and faith were all tested.

This weekend, they were rewarded.

In what could be his final season playing college football, Murray on Saturday was named the country’s top player, honored with the Heisman Trophy. After throwing for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns this season, he beat out fellow quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State.

Congratulations to Kyler Murray – definitely well deserved and a great season! It seemed to be a very tight race between him and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. They both could make cases for the trophy and in my opinion the committee got it right.

A bigger question coming from this big weekend for Murray is if he is really going to walk away from the prime of his football career to go play baseball for the Oakland A’s? His agent Scott Boras has said multiple times that Murray will honor his contract and stop playing football after his bowl game and report to the A’s, but I don’t see it being that easy.

Murray is on top of the football world right now and could be a NFL quarterback on Sunday’s for sure. It is going to come down to if he wants to preserve his body and play baseball or play once a week instead of a marathon 162 games. I for one, would choose the MLB every time. You get a more money and less wear and tear on the body.

Look for Murray in a baseball uniform sooner rather than later.