Kyler Murray OU QB Net Worth Instagram: @kyler1murray

The Oklahoma Sooners face a problem not many college programs have to worry about in 2018. One of their star players, and arguably their most valuable, is an impending professional baseball player.

When the Oakland Athletics drafted Oklahoma center fielder Kyler Murray with the ninth-overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, they gambled on a young man with two focuses: a blossoming baseball career, and starting at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners. The gambled paid off, and Murray signed a contract with Oakland that included a $4.6 million signing bonus.

At Big 12 Media Days, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley made one thing clear: Kyler Murray is not the Sooners’ starting quarterback, yet.

All signs point to Murray playing football in Norman, filling the void left by Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield, then heading to hit home runs in Oakland’s farm system next year.

In the meantime, though, we couldn’t help but wonder: what professional athletes will make LESS money than college quarterback Kyler Murray?

All values are the average yearly salary based on information from


Marshawn Lynch, RB: $4.5 million

Josh Rosen, QB: $4.39 million

Justin Tucker, K: $4.2 million

Mark Ingram, RB: $4 million

Ted Ginn, Jr., WR: $3.67 million

DeShaun Watson, QB: $3.46 million

Todd Gurley, RB: $3.45 million

Aaron Donald, DT: $2.53 million

Mark Sanchez, QB: $2.00 million


Matt Adams, 1B: $4.00 million

Noah Syndergaard, P: $2.97 million

Joc Pederson, RF: $2.6 million

Bartolo Colon, P: $1.75 million

Chase Utley, 2B: $1.00 million

Francisco Lindor, SS: $623,000

Aaron Judge, OF: $622,000

Luis Severino, P: $604,975


Lance Stephenson, SG: $4.5 million

Lauri Markkanen, PF: $4.17 million

Marcus Smart, SG: $3.71 million

Myles Turner, C: $2.70 million

Manu Ginobili, SG: $2.5 million

Udonis Haslem, PF: $2.32 million

Dwayne Wade: SG: $2.32 million

Kyle Kuzma, PF: $1.55 million

READ MORE: Oklahoma’s Quarterback Race Is Closer Than You Think

John Duffley About the author:
John joins the Fanbuzz team after five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he awaits the Steelers' impending seventh Super Bowl title.
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