A's' Billy Beane Reveals He Has Kyler Murray on His Fantasy Football Team

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2019

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 15: Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics, first round draft pick Kyler Murray and Agent Scott Boras stand together during a press conference after Murray signed his contact at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 15, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
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Turns out, Kyler Murray is helping Oakland Athletics executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane win after all.

Beane revealed the Arizona Cardinals quarterback is on his fantasy football team, and he has texted the Oklahoma product in the past to let him know, per Martin Gallegos of MLB.com.

While the fantasy football roster moves of a baseball executive normally wouldn't be noteworthy, Murray famously chose between football and a baseball career on the Athletics. Oakland selected him with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft but allowed him to play football at Oklahoma.

All he did was win the Heisman Trophy and lead the Sooners to the College Football Playoff in his final collegiate season.

He skyrocketed up draft boards as a result and eventually went No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL draft. The Athletics' loss was Arizona's gain, although Beane can at least take solace knowing Murray is an asset for one of the teams he runs.