Tim Tebow is one of the few people who truly understands Kyler Murray's dilemma about whether to play professional baseball or football.
Prior to Murray's decision to enter the NFL draft, Tebow did his best to help the 21-year-old dual-sport star make the right choice for himself.
"Kyler, I think he's a really good young man, and I think this was a really tough decision for him," Tebow said, according to ESPN. "He loves two sports, and I can really relate to that. And he went with something that he's been really good at lately and dominating in. When we talked about it, and we did talk about that, I just gave him the advice to follow your heart. Whatever you're passionate about."
Murray was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, then went on to win the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma. Although Murray was already taken by the A's, he decided to pursue his NFL dream and forgo a career in baseball.
Tebow also won the Heisman during his college career at Florida and decided to play baseball after his NFL stint ended, joining the New York Mets organization. He advised Murray to avoid making a decision for the benefit of people around him.
"Don't do it for your agents, or your friends and sometimes necessarily even your family," Tebow said. "Do it for what's on your heart, and don't let other people define you. You're going to have all these coaches that you look up to and everybody else that's going to tell you what they think, but what's most important is following your heart and your passion. And so, I don't know, hopefully, he did that."
Murray will enter the draft as one of the most intriguing prospects in recent memory, something else that Tebow can certainly relate to.