Kyler Murray on being drafted by Cardinals: 'That would be nice for sure'

Kyler Murray wouldn’t mind playing for the Cardinals.

The Oklahoma product has committed to pursuing a job as a starting quarterback in the NFL despite being selected in the first-round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Athletics.

While Murray doesn’t appear to be banking on being selected by the Cardinals with the first pick in the upcoming draft, he said Monday playing for Arizona would be “nice for sure.”

“At the end of the day, they’re going to do what’s best for them,” Murray said, via SportsDay. “I can’t go into it with any expectations of being taken by the Cardinals. That would be nice for sure.”

New Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury is high on Murray’s talent. While he was still the head coach at Texas Tech, he said he’d select Murray with the first pick in the draft but recently stated second-year quarterback Josh Rosen is the signal caller of the future for the Cardinals.

“I think, me and him are really tight. Great relationship with him,” Murray said of Kingsbury. “I think that was just something, he’s always felt strongly about me as a player and as a kid off the field.” 

Murray led the Sooners to a 12-2 record and threw for 4,361 yards in 2018. He also ran for 1,001 yards and capped off his final collegiate season as a Heisman Trophy winner.

Arizona finished 2018 with a 3-13 record, which was the worst mark in the NFL. The Cardinals were last in the league in points and yards per game, as well.