Before Kyler Murray decided he would pursue a career in the NFL as a quarterback over his baseball career with the Oakland A's, he sought advice from another fellow Heisman Trophy winner -- Tim Tebow.
While the 31-year-old Mets prospect did not have to make a decision between football and baseball out of college like Murray, he understands how difficult a decision this is for the 21-year-old but had a simple message for him:
Follow your heart.
"I think he's a really good young man. I think this is a really tough decision for him. He loves two sports. I can really relate to that," Tebow said. "He went with something he's been really good at lately, and dominated.
"When we talked about it and did talk about that I just gave him the advice to follow your heart. Whatever you're passionate about. Don't do it for your agents or your friends, sometimes necessarily even your family. Do it for what's on your heart. Don't let other people define you. You're going to have all these coaches you look up to and everybody else that's going to tell you what they think. What's most important is following your heart and your passion. So, I don't know, hopefully he did that."
Tebow played three seasons in the NFL with the Broncos and Jets from 2010-2012 before pursuing a baseball career in 2016 and was signed by the Mets.
The 31-year-old was recently offered a chance to return to football in the new Alliance of American Football League but decided to stick with baseball as he expects to open the 2019 season in Triple-A with hopes of being called up to the majors some point this season.
Murray, meanwhile, forfeited a $4.6 million signing bonus he received from the A's but, like Tebow, has the potential to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft in April.
The New York Giants are among teams that are in the market for a quarterback and could potentially consider Murray as an option.