Former legendary Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann did not wish the 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray a long football career.
Theismann wished Murray a long career in baseball.
Congratulations to Kyler Murray on winning the Heisman. Now go have a long career in baseball.— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) December 9, 2018
This celebratory tweet from Theismann is not something out of left field. Back in June the Oklahoma quarterback was drafted ninth overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. He also signed a $4.7 million contract with the team that allowed him to stay in school for one more season. This coming after his first season with the OU program backing up the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield.
Theismann's tweet both come across as criticism of football and is understandable given his career.
Of course, Theismann is known for having one of the most gruesome injuries in pro football. Current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a similar injury earlier this year. The injury ended Theismann's career.
In baseball, injuries like that are rare. The only contact between players occurs occasionally at the plate between catchers and baserunners.
Additionally, the guaranteed money in baseball (as a whole) is far more than that of football.
No, already has 4.9 mil bonus. Much longer life in Baseball & all of his money will b guaranteed.— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) December 9, 2018
During the Heisman ceremony on Saturday night, Murray responded to the question on whether he would rather win the Heisman trophy or the World Series.
"I'd rather win a Heisman," Murray told reporters. "I mean, no disrespect to a World Series."
“I’d like to do both, if possible, but I don’t know how possible that is,” Murray said. "I think that's something me and my family will talk about at the end of the season and weigh out the options of what the NFL thinks of me. Right now my future is already kind of planned out, but we'll see what happens."
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