“On The Marks” w/ Jason Marks – “Rooting For Kyler Murray”

I’m rooting for Kyler Murray success in the NFL.

I know what you’re thinking, this is the exact opposite of what my afternoon counterpart believes. So the question must be asked? Why are you rooting for Kyler Murray success in the NFL?

Is it because I, a person who was never blessed with height who had to fight all odds to prove the haters wrong?

Is it because you’re just being a jerk to Arky because he is obviously rooting for his failure?

Or are you going against the grain because many believed he should have just sticked to baseball where there is better quality of life in the long term?

The answer to all three of those questions is “Yes”.

We finally got the answer we long awaited when it comes to the Heisman winning QB out of Oklahoma. Murray measured at 5’10” and 207 lbs at the NFL combine, which for an NFL QB seems to be very faux paux. The notion is if you’re under six feet tall and not named Drew Brees or Doug Flutie, your hopes for the NFL are not that high.

Could this be the year that changes? Has offenses in the NFL evolve to the point where it is more productive for QBs who may not be gifted with height?

The concerns of Kyler’s size are very legit, because you’re going to take a lot of hits in the NFL (at least until Roger Goodell bans the QB sack which don’t put it past him at this point).

In today’s day and age, the NFL is becoming more accepting to the agile mobile QBs outside of your generational Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair, and Michael Vick with the adaptation to college style RPO offenses.

I was once a 17 year old kid, five foot nothing and about 100 pounds playing for a starting position in the outfield of my Varsity baseball team. I heard it all, if I was 14 years old, I’d be a star on the JV team. I’m sure Kyler Murray has heard similar hot takes on many occassions and proved them wrong.

I’m rooting for him to continue doing so.