Kyler Murray made it to Nashville for the NFL Draft, but not without causing a little controversy first.
The former Oklahoma quarterback touched down in Tennessee just after 1 p.m. local time Wednesday in a private plane with his family and college coach Lincoln Riley by his side.
However, Murray was scheduled to be at a charity event earlier Wednesday. According to the Arizona Republic, Murray missed out on the appearance because he “had other places to be.”
It’s not a good look for the two-sport star, who is projected to go No. 1 on Thursday as the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off. The Cardinals hold the top pick, though there’s been speculation that Murray may not hear his name called first.
In fact, his odds have dropped significantly despite remaining the favorite. ESPN noted that Murray’s odds are down to -400 at the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey, which is down from previous weeks when he was listed at -1200.
The two players creeping up on Murray include former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa (+350) and former Alabama defensive end Quinnen Williams (+500).
Murray, 21, led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record as he threw for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2018. He also ran for 1,001 yards and capped off his final collegiate season by winning the Heisman Trophy. Despite being the No. 9 overall pick of the Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, he opted to pursue a career in football.
If Murray ends up being selected on the event’s opening day, he would become the only player ever to be a first-round selection in both the MLB and NFL drafts.