'There's quarterbacks making more per year than him' – Murray on Harper contract
NFL prospect Kyler Murray is not impressed by Bryce Harper's $330million MLB contract.
Murray was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. But the Oklahoma product announced in February he is pursuing his dream of being an NFL quarterback.
When asked if Harper's record-breaking 13-year deal got his attention at the NFL combine on Friday, Murray made light of the Philadelphia Phillies star's earnings.
"Everyone makes a big deal of him making $300m," Murray said. "There's quarterbacks making more per year than him."
Harper's 13-year deal is the largest contract in baseball history. He will earn just over $25m per year, excluding added performance incentives.
Murray is correct in his observation, as Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford all make more annually. But Harper's contract is worth more than three times as much as each of theirs.
Last season's Heisman Trophy winner, Murray threw for 4,361 yards for the Sooners as a junior and could be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. He does not plan on throwing at the combine, though.