Mike Trout just got paid.
I mean, really paid.
The Angels superstar reportedly is nearing a 12-year, $430 million extension with the Halos, keeping him in Los Angeles through the 2030 season. As we know in baseball, every cent of that $430 million is fully guaranteed.
Meanwhile, former A's prospect-turned NFL draft prospect Kyler Murray is forgoing the potential guarantees of baseball money for non-guaranteed football money.
While Murray surely will recoup a good payday when he hears his name called in the NFL draft -- if he is drafted No. 1 he should take home over $20 million in guaranteed cash -- Twitter had a field day wondering whether Murray now regrets his decision after seeing Trout's contract.
Bengals linebacker Malik Jefferson could only react with an emoji, and Cowboys reporter Clarence Hill of the Dallas Star-Telegram had a simple GIF response.
Kyler Murray back to baseball pic.twitter.com/syHUcY6zC4— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 19, 2019
Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman weighed in as well.
All guaranteed.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 19, 2019
Not too late to switch sports, Kyler Murray. https://t.co/Lj3pgOgTFC
And not surprisingly, there was an abundance of GIFs from Twitter users everywhere.
kyler murray in front of the mlb offices after seeing mike trout sign for half a billion dollars pic.twitter.com/0kc5LhqijP— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 19, 2019
Kyler Murray: (chooses football)— Colin Carter (@Colincrtr) March 19, 2019
Nick Foles: Signs for $88 million
Mike Trout: Signs for $430 million
Kyler Murray: pic.twitter.com/JTUSJqnxdE
Trout, of course, is the best player in baseball, so comparing him to Murray isn't exactly fair to the Heisman Trophy winner.
But you can bet the A's would have loved to have the opportunity to pay Murray even half (a quarter, an eighth?) of Trout's salary if he stuck with baseball.
I guess we'll never know ...