What Kyler Murray’s decision means for the New York Giants and New York Jets

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2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has officially chosen to pursue a career in football over playing baseball so, what does this mean for the New York Giants and New York Jets?

The New York Giants and New York Jets both have top 10 picks in this year’s draft and the Kyler Murray decision is going to impact the both of them.

So, former Oklahoma University star athlete and 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has officially decided he wants to be a professional Quarterback over a professional Outfielder.

Ok, pause.

Can we just take a second to marvel over the fact that one even has the athletic ability to have that choice? It truly is astonishing, especially since he could be the first athlete ever to go in the first round of both sports.

But I digress. Murray choosing football over baseball will obviously have a huge impact on both leagues.

It will also have an effect on the Giants and Jets plans for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Both teams are picking in the top 10 of this year’s draft, and both have a lot riding on getting the pick right.

After coming off a season in which they went 5-11 and 4-12, respectively, both teams are in desperate need for a franchise altering player that can impact the team right away.

And while the Giants and Jets were both in the same position in last years draft, they were seemingly able to hit on their picks.

Saquon Barkley won Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Giants, and Sam Darnold showed flashes of a franchise Quarterback the Jets have been longing for.

With that being said, both teams obviously struggled this past season and have some major holes to fill this offseason.

With Murray now fully committed to Football, let’s take a look at exactly how his decision will change the Giants and Jets’ Draft plans.