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College Sports: Should Kyler Murray play football or baseball? Here’s what fellow Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel thinks

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has not made his decision between football and baseball yet, but another former Heisman winner has chimed in. 

Ex-Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel said Thursday that he would “like to see (Kyler) keep playing football.”

Here’s Manziel’s full take on Barstool’s podcast:

Manziel made a good point — the minor league baseball journey is long and often unforgiving, even to former first round picks like Murray. 

“I’ve seen some of the best baseball players that I’ve ever been around, from high school that went on to play in college and get drafted, and then they never make it out,” Manziel said. “There’s a select few that obviously do. But the minor league baseball is as hard a trip and a hard a route as you could imagine.

“It’s going to be up to him, but I would like to see him keep playing football.”

Murray was drafted No. 9 overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft. His agent, Scott Boras, has maintained that Murray will report to the A’s camp in February for spring training and will not work out for NFL teams. 

The NFL combine takes place from Feb. 26 through March 4.

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