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Kyler Murray’s contract includes baseball provision

Arizona Cardinals Introduce Kyler Murray

TEMPE, ARIZONA - APRIL 26: Quarterback Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals poses during a press conference at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on April 26, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Murray was the first pick overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Kyler Murray signed his rookie deal Thursday, a deal that includes the same baseball language that Jameis Winston’s rookie deal contained.

A source told PFT that any baseball voids future guarantees.

The Cardinals drafted Murray with the No. 1 overall pick without a baseball clause in place. Now, the team has contract language protecting it in the event Murray decides to play baseball.

Murray returned a signing bonus the Athletics gave him after making him the ninth overall choice in the Major League Baseball draft. He signed a $4.6 million deal expecting to play baseball after a final season at Oklahoma. But after winning the Heisman Trophy and becoming a top NFL prospect, Murray opted to play football.

Winston talked about playing baseball as the Bucs were preparing to make him the No. 1 overall choice in 2015. So with concerns the quarterback would pull a Bo Jackson and play baseball instead of football, the Bucs added the baseball provision to his rookie deal.